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Scientific name: Protula bispiralis
Common name: Red fanworm
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Annelida Not Defined Polychaeta Palpata Canalipalpata Sabellida Serpulidae Protilinae Protula Protula bispiralis


 Short Description:

Head with two orange or red spirals of feathery branches.Operculate absentFront end of body with obvious collarBody protected by a tough white calcarous tube

Size: Body 65mm and tube 10mm long
Behaviour: Live in crevices with braches in current to feed
Diet: Filter feerder
Distribution: Capetown to East Londen
Habitat: Under boulders or in crevices
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • none

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-21 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Paris Maru Wreck (1934) 16 130mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
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