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The Split-crown feather duster is a species of feather duster worm. It is a sedentary marine polychaete tube worms where the head is concealed by feathery branchiae. They build tubes out of parchment, sand, and bits of shell. Feather-duster worms have a crown of feeding appendages or radioles in two fan-shaped clusters projecting from their tubes when under water. Each radiole has paired side branches making a two-edged comb for filter feeding.

Similar species: Sabellida
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 24, 2011. Captured Oct 24, 2011 15:01.
  • Canon EOS D60
  • f/9.5
  • 1/125s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm