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WINGS Am not definitely sure if its Sabellastarte spectabilis, if not, it is definitely Sabellastarte species of Feather Duster Worm. Anilao,Batangas,Feather Duster Worm,Philippines,Sabellastarte spectabilis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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Am not definitely sure if its Sabellastarte spectabilis, if not, it is definitely Sabellastarte species of Feather Duster Worm.

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  1. Gorgeous!! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you, Lisa :) Posted 8 months ago
  2. Incredible shot, Albert! Wow! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine :) Posted 8 months ago
  3. From today's Facebook post:

    Behold the “wings” of the Feather Duster Worm (Sabellastarte spectabilis)! That’s right, this stunning creature is a benthic, marine polychaete—a worm! It lives in a tube of its own making, and inhabits cracks and holes in reefs. As a filter feeder, it uses its feather-like tentacles to create currents that move organic particles towards its mouth. Mesmerizing and practical! {Spotted in the Philippines by JungleDragon moderator, Albert Kang} #JungleDragon
    Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine for this feature :) Posted 8 months ago
      1. You're welcome, Albert. Posted 8 months ago
  4. Incredible~ Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :) Posted 8 months ago

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''Sabellastarte spectabilis'' is a species of benthic marine polychaete worm in the Sabellidae family. It is commonly known as the feather duster worm, feather duster or fan worm. It is native to tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific but has spread to other parts of the world. It is popular in aquariums because of its distinctive appearance and its ability to remove organic particles and improve water quality.

Polychaetes, or marine bristle worms, have elongated bodies divided into many.. more

Similar species: Sabellida
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Aug 2, 2019. Captured Jul 31, 2019 09:59.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO320
  • 18mm