Dec 2008

Peanut Worm pictures

By: melev | Tags: | Comments: 0

When I was moving corals, I discovered a peanut worm. Since I've never had one that was out in the open, I grabbed it and my camera.

On a towel, out of water.

Next I put it in the tiny Calcium test vial from my Salifert kit since it was handy, and shot a few pictures.

Normally, I've only seen the striped section in my rockwork, and when light hit it, it quickly retracted. This one didn't seem to mind the light at all, and I got to see what looks like a flowery polyp poke out every so often. It is obviously the mouth, but I've never seen it before. Neat!

Here are a couple more pictures of the peanut worm without the feathery tip, the way I've always seen them.

I put him in the angled tank, so maybe I'll encounter it in the future again.

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