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Spaghetti worm
Eupolymnia crassicornis
(Schmarda, 1861)

The only part of the worm that shows is the set of long, translucent tentacles that extend on the sea floor. When the animal lives in a larger stretch of sandy bottom, the tentacles may form a star shape on the sand with a diameter of up to 60 cm. When the tube of the animal is hidden under a coral head or rock, the tentacles look more like a bunch of threads. The tube is made of sand and mucus and is usually hidden in the sand or under rocks or reefs.
Size: tentacles can reach up to 30 cm.

This worm lives in reef areas and the adjacent areas of sand and rubble.
Depth: ranges from 3 m down to 40 m.

Common all over the Caribbean.

Spaghetti worm (Eupolymnia crassicornis)