Sabellaria spinulosa
Ross worm

Sabellaria spinulosa
Sabellaria spinulosa tubes.
Image width ca XX cm.
Image: Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Habitat Information
Found on hard substrata on exposed, open coasts where sand is available for tube building. It is mainly subtidal but may be found in the low intertidal.
Species description
An occasionally gregarious segmented worm that builds tubes from sand or shell fragments. Found subtidally in exposed areas. Does not form reefs over most of its range being found mostly individually but may form thin crusts or large reefs up to several metres across and 60 cm high. Quite similar to Sabellaria alveolata.
PMF archive information
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