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Serpula vermicularis
Serpula vermicularis
Serpulid Worm
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 1939 (2005-04-27)

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  • date of photo  Jun 1982
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Serpulidae
  • order Sabellida
  • class Polychaeta
  • habitat  subtidal
  • notes   These skittish little worms will instantaneously retract their gill plumes into a calcareous tube following a shadow or other disturbance. The funnel-shaped operculum then blocks the tube's entrance. Gill plumes about 10 mm. Depth 10m.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Serpulid Worm (photographer)
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