The 1st Day of Fishmas

posted by admin on 12 December 2012

On the first day of Fishmas my dear love sent to me… a Christmas Tree worm!

 

 

This polychaete worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) lives in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.

 

 

Fun fact: you will always see these “trees” in pairs because they come from ONE worm! Each “tree” is a specialized mouth appendage used for filter feeding and breathing attached to the same animal.

 

 

 

 

You can find more information about Christmas Tree worms here and here.

 

 

Image sources here and here.

3 thoughts on “The 1st Day of Fishmas

  1. Ann says

    Looking forward to following all the way through the 12 days of Christmas 🙂

    1. Veronique Koch says

      Thanks! Glad you like it. Wait ’til you see what we post next! Hint: it’s bigger than a worm…

    2. Veronique Koch says

      Wait until you see what we have in store for Valentine’s Day!

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