Black-Spotted Tube Worm GALLERY

Branchiomma nigromaculata

The Crown is horseshoe-shaped with a distinctive pattern of little "Arrows" on the radioles (feathers). I've seen them in most environments and usually in 3-4 feet of water. Their parchment tubes hidden in crevices and under rocks. Their colors are banded shades of brown and white.  I've seen solitary specimens and I've also seen areas with several dozen living in close proximity.  They are not  extremely shy. The unique thing about these worms is the visible rows of eyespots on the radioles (feathers).

Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
Black-Spotted Tube Worm - Branchiomma nigromaculata
 
 

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