Bristleworm

Details

Scientific Name: Eunicidae
Identification: long, thin worm, usually brown, covered in bristles.

Pest Management

Treatment: manual removal
Prevention: quarantine!!!

Description

Eunicids can contain up to 1500 segments and span from 10 mm to 6 m in length. Some species of Eunicidae have extensions of the body wall that loop into the vascular system. These usually consist of either comb-like or single filaments.  They like to hide in rocks and crevices

Some are scavengers, but others eat fleshy items such as corals and anemones.

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