CHRISTMAS TREE  WORM : Spieobranchus grandis


CHRISTMAS TREE  WORM 
: Spieobranchus grandis  

1 in long . Christmas tree-shaped double grill whorl strips oxygen and food from the seawater. Gills snap in and close a calcified trap door behind them to protect the worm from predators.

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