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Scientific name: Serpula sp
Common name: Operculate fanworm
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Annelida Not Defined Polychaeta Palpata Sabellida Not Defined Serpulidae Serpulinae Serpula Serpula sp


 Short Description:

Head with two semicircles of feathery feeding appendages.Operculum funnel shaped with obvious longitudinal ridges that scallop the edge of the cone.Colour variable , usually red-pink but can be orange,purple or brown.Live in a pinkish-white cacareous tube

 Crown brownish with whitish twisted tips
Size: Body 15mm crown up to 10 mm in diameter
Behaviour: Solitary attched to rocks
Diet: Filter feeder 
Distribution: Port Nolloth to Mozambique
Depth: 1-20m
Habitat: Rocky reefs
  • A field guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula
    Georgina Jones
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Riaan Rossouw-(East Londen) 2007-09-17 East Londen Nahoon (EL)-Mermaids Pool 17 20mm 2m Panasonic DMC FX10 photo
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