Bearded Fireworm- Why it can consume large prey.


Bearded Fireworms are carnivorous.

 


This specimen is having lunch on some sea rod polyps.

 


While the worm wraps his body tightly around the sea rod branch....


...his mouth is free to begin eating.

 


At first it's mouth seems rather ordinary,


but it soon became obvious that the Fireworm has the potential

 


to consume meals a great deal larger than you might first imagine.