Taken in Dari Laut Wreck
The worms’s most distinct features are the two “crowns” that are shaped like Christmas-trees. These “crowns” are actually highly modified prostomial palps which are specialized mouth appendages of the worm. Each spiral is actually composed of feather-like tentacles called radioles, which are heavily ciliated which allows any prey that are trapped in them to be transported straight towards the worm’s mouth. While they are primarily feeding structures, S. giganteus also uses its radioles for respiration. It is because of this that the structures are commonly called “gills”. [Wikipedia]
4 replies on “And thus I greet you all …”
i’m excited for next year 😀
…that’s… a worm?! WTH :))
nice worm… does it come with silver bells and christmas balls too? 🙂 merry christmas to all.
Merry Christmas! 😀 That’s a beautiful worm… Oro?