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Praxillura maculata  (Windmill Bamboo-Worm)

Photo of Praxillura maculata by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58554)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Ucluelet Harbour, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date December 31, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.9410166666667
UTM Easting Longitude -125.538766666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58554
Notes Windmill bamboo worm. This maldanid polychaete builds a unique tube that terminates in a whorl of spokes. The worm drapes mucous strands over the spokes that capture drifting plankton. The worm periodically sticks its head out of the tube to feed on the trapped food. Identification confirmed by Dr. Karl Banse from collected specimens.

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