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Tubicoles
Anamobaea orstedii Distribution

Split-crown feather duster
Mundförmiger Röhrenwurm
Gespleten kokerworm
Ver tubicole fendu
Gusano tubícola partido
The tropical Atlantic
Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to a coral
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 5 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is embedded in the substrate to which the worm is attached
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Bispira brunnea Distribution

    Social feather duster
    Kolonienbildender Röhrenwurm
    Clusterkokerworm
    Sabelle sociale
    Gusano tubícola colonial
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 35 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 3 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Bispira volutacornis Distribution

    Fanworm
    Fächer-Röhrenwurm
    Kleine viltkokerworm
    Bispire
    Bispira
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 40 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 4 cm
  • Length of the worm : 15 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Filograna sp Distribution

    Salmacina
    Salmacina
    Salmacina
    Salmacine
    Salmacina
    Filigrana di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 5 cm
  • The tube is hard to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

    Protula sp Distribution

    Smooth calcareous tube-worm
    Glatter Kalkröhrenwurm
    Gladde kalkkokerworm
    Protule lisse
    Protula lisa
    Protula liscia
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 10 cm
  • Length of the worm : 15 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is hard to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Sabella pavonina Distribution

    Peacok worm
    Pfauenfederwurm
    Pauwkokerworm
    Sabelle
    Sabela
    Sabella
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to sand
  • The species can be found between 5 and 40 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 15 cm
  • Length of the worm : 25 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Sabella spallanzanii Distribution

    Spiral tube-worm
    Schrauben Sabelle
    Spiraalviltkokerworm
    Spirographe
    Plumero de mar
    Verme fiocco
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 40 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 15 cm
  • Length of the worm : 60 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Sabella discifera Distribution

    Lesser peacock worm
    Kleiner Pfauenfederwurm
    Kleine pauwkokerworm
    Petite sabelle
    Sabela pequeña
    The temperate Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 25 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 1.5 cm
  • Length of the worm : 7 cm
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Sabellaria alveolata Distribution

    Honeycomb worm
    Sandkoralle
    Zandkokerworm
    Hermelle
    Gusano panal
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is found in sand on the beach
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 1 cm
  • Length of the worm : 4 cm
  • The tube is hard to the touch
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Sabellastarte magnifica Distribution

    Magnificent feather duster;Fan tube worm
    Federwurm;Röhrenwurm
    Kokerworm;Viltkokerworm
    Sabelle magnifique
    Espirógrafo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 15 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Sabellastarte spectabilis Distribution

    Feather duster worm
    Indischer Federwurm
    Sabelle indienne
    Gusano tubo del Índico
    Spirografo piumino
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 10 cm
  • Length of the worm : 10 cm
  • The tube is soft to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Serpula vermicularis Distribution

    Red tubicolous worm
    Roter Kalkröhrenwurm
    Rode kalkokerworm
    Serpule
    Serpulla roja
    Serpula rossa
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 1800 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 4 cm
  • Length of the worm : 10 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is hard to the touch
  • The tube is visible outside the substrate.
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans

    Spirobranchus giganteus Distribution

    Christmas-tree worm
    Bunter Spiralröhrenwurm
    Kerstboomkokerworm
    Ver-arbre de Noël
    Gusano árbol de navidad
    Verme albero di Natale
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to a coral
  • The species can be found between 2 and 35 Meters.
  • Individuals are generally found in a group
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 4 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The tube is hard to the touch
  • The tube is embedded in the substrate to which the worm is attached
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Vagiles
    Aphrodita aculeata Distribution

    Sea-mouse
    Seemaus
    Zeemuis
    Aphrodite
    Raton de mar
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to sand
  • The species can be found between 1 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans

    Arenicola marina Distribution

    Lugworm
    Köderwurm
    Zeepier
    Arénicole
    Arenicola
    Arenicola
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to sand
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 30 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Bonellia Viridis Distribution

    Green spoon worm
    Grüne Bonellia
    Bonellia
    Bonellie
    Bonelia verda
    Bonellia
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans

    Eurythoe complanata Distribution

    Hawaiian orange fire worm
    Roter Feuerwurm
    Vers de feu orange
    Gusano de fuego
    Verme di fuoco
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 15 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is very irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hermodice carunculata Distribution

    Fireworm
    Feuerwurm
    Vuurworm
    Ver de feu
    Gusano de fuego;Vermo fuego
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to a coral
  • The species can be found between 0 and 45 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 30 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Chemically attacks the coral in order to inhabit the substrate
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Rods - Coral - Sea Anemones
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Hesione splendida Distribution

    Spendid fireworm
    Hésione éclatante
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 6 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Nereis virens Distribution

    Ragworm
    Grüner Seeringelwurm
    Zager
    Néréide de Hollande
    Gusano rojo
    The temperate Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to sand
  • The species can be found between 0 and 150 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 25 cm
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Paraplanocera oligoglena Distribution

    Translucent flatworm
    Planaire translucide
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 7 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Prostheceraeus giesbrechtii Distribution

    Pink flatworm
    Variabler Strudelwurm
    Rozepaarse platworm
    Planaire rose
    Planaria roja
    Planaria rosa
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the plume : 0 cm
  • Length of the worm : 3 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Prostheceraeus splendidus Distribution

    Red-rim flatworm
    Strudelwurm
    Platworm
    Ver plat noir
    Planaria azul
    Planaria blu
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 60 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 5 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Tunicates - Invertebrates
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

    Prostheceraeus vittatus Distribution

    White flatworm
    Bandplanarie
    Witte bladworm
    Planaire blanche
    Planaria blanca
    Planaria bianca
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 3 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Tunicates
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

    Pseudobiceros bedfordi Distribution

    Bedford's flatworm
    Teppich - Strudelwurm
    Ver plat tapis persan
    Platelminto alfombra persa
    Platelminta tappeto persiano
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 25 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Tunicates
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudobiceros gloriosus Distribution

    Glorious flatworm
    Planaire glorieux
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to various substrates
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 9 cm
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudoceros pardalis Distribution

    leopard flatworm
    Leoparden Strudelwurm
    Luipaard-platworm
    Ver plat léopard
    Gusano plano
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 10 cm
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

    Pseudoceros bimarginatus Distribution

    Twoband flatworm
    Planaire à deux bandes
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 3 cm
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudoceros dimidiatus Distribution

    Tiger flatworm
    Ver plat tigré
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 18 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 8 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Coral - Tunicates
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stylochus pilidium Distribution

    Spotted flatworm
    Tupfen-Plattwurm
    Gevlekte platworm
    Planaire tacheté
    Planaria maculata
    Platelminta maculata
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 3.5 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Bivalve mollusks
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
    The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thysanozoon nigropapillosum Distribution

    Gold Dotted Flatworm
    Vers plat à points jaunes
    Platelminto de puntos amarillos
    Plateliminta a punti dorati
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to sand
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 5 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Tunicates
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

    Yungia aurantiaca Distribution

    Orange flatworm
    Orangener Plattwurm
    Oranje platworm
    Ver plat orange
    Planaria anaranjada
    Platelminta
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The animal lies on or is attached to the reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters.
  • The species is generally isolated
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Length of the worm : 6 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans

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