Syllid Worm

A rather interesting critter has been seen and photographed recently. After a bit of research we discovered it was a type of something called a Syllid Worm. The syllids are a large and diverse group of active worms which are mostly found creeping over sponges, ascidians, hydroids, bryozoa and algae or burrowing in the surface layers of. They pierce the skin of these sedentary animals and pump out the juice.

I finally found one of these very pretty creatures yesterday and managed to film one. They are smaller than I thought they would be, as this one is only about 3 or 4cm long. It is great to watch it’s multiple little feet moving….

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