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Updated 8/8/2013

Family Terebellidae

HAWAII

Loimia medusa

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 4 feet

 

Kahuwai Bay, Hawaii, 10 feet

 

Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

Sandy Beach tidepool, Oahu

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Hulopo'e tidepool, Lana'i
   

SPAGHETTI WORM

Common in tidepools, shallow reefs, and rubble.  White feeding 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.  Warm seas worldwide.