tube worm ??

What is that and where did it come from.

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tube worm ??

Post by jtydell » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:30 pm

It came on a pc of tonga lr, all you can see is two antenna and it puts out this slime stream to catch food (i guess)

what is it?
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Post by snoopdog » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:25 am

I had one of these for many years, he died a year ago. I really miss watching him, his tube ended up several inches and was great fun to watch. I cannot remember the scientific name though.

You are correct in there eating technique, very efficient eaters.
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Post by Amphiprion » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:24 pm

It is actually not a worm at all. They are the vermetid snails (Vermetidae). If anything, they are more closely related to cerith and turrid snails. They are a harmless filter feeder.

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