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BANDED SPAGHETTI WORM
Uncommon in tidepools, shallow reefs, and rubble.
tentacles are extended from the animal's body buried in the
substrate. Attains 12 inches, tentacles may exceed 4 feet. Preyed upon by large cone shells.
The Hawaiian endemic commensal crab Aphanodactylus edmonsoni hides within the worm's tube. Warm & temperate seas worldwide.