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Family Chaetopteridae

HAWAII

Chaetopterus sp.

Koko Craters, Oahu, 40 feet

PARCHMENT TUBE WORM

These worms form dense colonies in shaded silty areas.  Tubes attain 5 inches, diameter of 1/8 inch.  Formerly known as Chaetopterus variopedatus.