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Family Chaetopteridae

HAWAII

Mesochaetopterus sagittarius

Kapoho Point, Kailua, Oahu

Kaupo Beach, Oahu

SAGITTARIUS TUBE WORM

These minute worms form dense colonies on wave benches.  Tubes 3/8 inch tall are composed of sand grains glued together.  Sand and algae then accumulates between to form a carpet or mat.  Worldwide in warm seas.