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Feather Dusters, Tube-Dwelling Sedentariate Polychaete Worm Diversity, part II

Sedentariate Polychaetes part I, part III, part IV

To: Errantiate (i.e. Non-tubiculous) Polychaetes (many known to hobbyists as "Bristleworms"

 

By Bob Fenner

 

Genus Sabellastarte:

Sabellastarte indica (Savigny 1818), the Magnificent Banded Fanworm. Cosmopolitan; all tropical seas. To four inches in diameter (coronal head). The most common "Feather Duster Worm" sold in the pet trade. These two off of Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia. 

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Sabellastarte magnifica (Shaw 1800) Double row of radioles; to 10 cm. in diameter. St Thomas 2014
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Sabellastarte sanctijosephi (Gravier 1906). Indo-Pacific; Eastern Africa to the Hawaiian and Cook Islands. Image shot off of Hawai'i.  Characterized by their two tentacular crown head. 

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A Sabellid I can't ID as yet.  St Thomas 2014
Unknown Sabellastarte sp. Bali 2014

Sedentariate Polychaetes part I, part III, part IV

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