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Commonly referred to a 'Spionid Worms. They live within a non-calcareous burrow, typically lined by sand particles above the sand bed surface. Beneficial worm to have in a reef aquarium, with their presence indicating a healthy reef aquarium.
Spionids are small worms, some living in semi-permanent tubes, and some efficient borers living in coral substrate or in mollusc shells. They have short, fine white tentacle-like food collecting palps visible on the surface of sediments. These are either used for filter feeding or deposit feeding.
Tentacles on surface of sand bed, with the white spots on the glass being copepods
- (Mather Bennett 1994): Mather, P., Bennett, I., A coral reef handbook, Surrey Beatty and Sons: Chipping Norton, 1994.