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palolo worm, or Samoan palolo worm, Palola viridis, adult, female, worm with palolo (epitoke) which is the terminal part of its body containing gametes (eggs or sperms) - it will be dropped off and float over the surface of the water, releasing sperms and eggs - epitokes are harvested and eaten as delicacy by indigenous Pacific islanders, iTutuila Island, Samoan Islands, American Samoa, Pacific Ocean


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Palolo Worm | Palola viridis

palolo worm, or Samoan palolo worm, Palola viridis, adult, female, worm with palolo (epitoke) which is the terminal part of its body containing gametes (eggs or sperms) - it will be dropped off and float over the surface of the water, releasing sperms and eggs - epitokes are harvested and eaten as delicacy by indigenous Pacific islanders, iTutuila Island, Samoan Islands, American Samoa, Pacific Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Larry Madrigal

Image dimensions: 3600x2400