feather duster worm, Sabella spallanzanii, Monaco coast, Mediterranean sea. The European fan worm is one of the largest species in the family Sabellidae with a leathery tube and spiral feeding fan that can reach 10 to 15cm in diameter. The tube can protrude up to 40cm above the sediment and bury as deep as 10cm into the sediment.


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European fan worm in the Mediterranean sea

feather duster worm, Sabella spallanzanii, Monaco coast, Mediterranean sea. The European fan worm is one of the largest species in the family Sabellidae with a leathery tube and spiral feeding fan that can reach 10 to 15cm in diameter. The tube can protrude up to 40cm above the sediment and bury as deep as 10cm into the sediment.
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