Tube worms/xmas tree worms/polychaeta found near Brisbane in SEQ.

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Tube worms/xmas tree worms/polychaeta found near Brisbane in SEQ.

Post  liquidg on 5th December 2011, 11:37 am

A close up of the feather structure of the tropical sabellidae soft tubed feather duster worm.




Underwater pics of the diverse family polychaeta,firstly the soft tubed tropical sabellidae.
still to be redone


A video of yellow tube worms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyeWmqFSSSY

Local coco worm





Colonising form of sabellidae.
























These are all temperate forms of sabellidae tubeworms that are endemic to east Australia only; they do not do well much above 25c.






The serpulidae hard calcium tubed xmas tree worm colours common in the south east.

A close up of the feather structure with in the tropical hard (calcium) tubed feather duster worm.




These are from part of the family polychaeta called serpulidae.

White calcium tubed, tube worm


Red calcium tubed worm


A pic of the tubes.


Juvenile xmas tree worms establishing spots to live in the sps.




Adult xmas tree worms and juveniles making what's called, xmas tree rock.
The pink blotches are juveniles making there home in the sps.

Adult xmas tree wormphotos.
First up, a close up of an adult worm.


The same worm


Random pics of adults






















































































Myxicola infundibulum- fan worms




A delicate form or calcium tube worms, these form in clusters in low light areas, possibly a form of filogranella elatensis
Open tubes


closed tubes


Close ups





Video of a section of these calcium tubed worm communities
https://youtu.be/5uOVIAN-bHQ

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