Serpula columbiana: Red- trumpet Calcareous tubeworm–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

This tubeworm is seldom seen as it retracts at the smallest disturbance. Ryan took this image while diving off the north side of Great Race Rock.


Serpula columbiana by Ryan Murphy, April, 2010 

See Ryan’s underwater set on Flickr with a range of invertebrates:

Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Subclass canalipalpata
Order Sabellida
Family Serpulidae
Genus Serpula
Species columbiana
Common Name:  

Red- trumpet Calcareous tubeworm

This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by the students, faculty, staff and volunteers of
Lester B. Pearson College
May 2010
Garry Fletcher