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Worms

Flatworms

Divided Flatworm

Pseudoceros dimidiatus

   
(1-3: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 4: Pyramid Point, Lehua)


Fuchsia Flatworm

Pseudoceros ferrugineus

       
(1: The Dome, Kona / 2: First Cathedral, Lanai / 3: No-Name Paradise, Lanai / 4-5: Kua Bay, Kona / 6: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 7: Vertical Awareness, Lehua / 8: Pyramid Point, Lehua)


Gold Rim Flatworm

Pseudoceros paralaticlavus

 
(1-2: Plate Lunch, Kauai)


Bristle Worms

Christmas Tree Worm

Spirobranchus (sp?)

           
(1,8: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 2-3: Hoover's, Kona / 4-5: Kua Bay, Kona / 6-7: Kanaka Nui, Kauai / 9: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 10: Mala Pier, Maui / 11-12: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)

These worms burrow down into the coral so all you can see are their spiral frilly heads.  If you startle them, they whip around and suck back into their holes like the plants in the Avatar movie.


Feather Duster Worm

Sabellastarte spectabilis

(1: Turtle Canyons, Oahu)


Lined Fireworm

Pherecardia striata

(1: Garden Eel Cove, Kona)


Medusa Spaghetti Worm

Loimia medusa

 
(1: Mala Pier, Maui / 2: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai)