Feather duster worms

Feather duster worms

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Feather duster worm (Protula magnifica). This polychaete worm lives in a tube attached to coral or rock, and extends long radioles (pink) into the water to trap passing food particles. At the slightest hint of danger these are withdrawn rapidly into the tube. Photographed in the Egyptian Red Sea.

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Keywords: animal, annelid, biological, biology, christmas tree worm, egypt, fauna, feather duster worm, filter feeder, filter-feeder, indo-pacific, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, marine biology, nature, polychaete, protula magnifica, red sea, tropical, tube, underwater, wildlife, worms, zoological, zoology

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