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Salmacina tribranchiata
Salmacina tribranchiata
Fragile Tube Worms
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0905 0317 (2005-09-12)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Serpulidae
  • order Sabellida
  • class Polychaeta
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   Should one suddenly approach these tube worms, they will suddenly retract into their tubes. As you might guess, these tightly packed worms clone. The tiny tubes measure less than 1 mm in diameter.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Fragile Tube Worms (photographer)
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