Dodecaceria concharum: Coraline-fringed tubeworm–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

Below is a  close up view of a colony of Dodecaceria concharum emerging from Lithothamnion. On the left is a cryptically coloured sculpin that takes advantage of the background for blending in. See the complete picture below.



Taken in 2009 by Ryan Murphy off the North side of Great Race Rock


Photo by Dr.A. Svoboda Typically, this Terebellid tube worm appears as a slight fuzz on the surface of the pink lithothamnion or on the hydrocorals.


Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Subclass Palpata
Order Canalipalpata
Suborder Terebellida
Family Cirratulidae
Genus Dodecaceria
Species concharum
Common Name: coralline fringed tube worm
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Lester B. Pearson College
2006   Garry Fletcher