[Coral-List] Re: Reddis wormlike critters

Charles Booth booth at easternct.edu
Mon Jul 25 10:09:02 EDT 2005

They look like sipunculids ("peanut worms"; phylum Sipuncula).  If that is
indeed what they are, they are typically found in muddy or sandy sediments
in shallow water and feed on detritus.  Unfortunately, I don't have a
species ID for you, and I don't know why they suddenly appeared on the sand
surface (they usually burrow). They are quite common, though usually

Chuck Booth

On 7/23/05 12:00 PM, "coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov"
<coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:

> ritter/

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