So what is this and what does it eat?



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4 responses to “NAME THAT ANIMAL!

  1. Alex West

    Some sort of worm from the genus Osedax?

  2. Alex West

    Osedax mucofloris i reckon

  3. Ben Saer

    Osedax are specialised feeders of deep sea detritus, specifically whale carcasses. The large egg sac section of the animal has “roots” which contain symbiotic bacteria which break down fats and lipids of whale bones giving them the name ‘zombie worms’. The tube body is adorned with feather-like plumes, which act as gills.

  4. Matthew Cobb


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