ANIMAL BYTES: THE SPAGHETTI WORM

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  • The spaghetti worm is a type of segmented worm about 6 inches long.

 

  • It lives hidden in its burrow in the sand or mud surrounded by a tube made of sand grains cemented together by mucus.  Only the worm’s tentacles and gills are exposed to view.

 

  • The tentacles are not retractable and certain fish like to eat the tentacles of the spaghetti worm.  That’s no problem, the worm simply grows a few new ones!