Florent's Guide To The

Tropical Pacific Reefs

Indo-Pacific Christmas Tree Worm
Indo-Pacific Christmas Tree Worm
Scientific Name: Spirobranchus corniculatus
Family: Serpulidae
Category: Tube Worms
Size: 1 to 1.5 in. (2.5 to 4 cm)  
Depth: 10-100 ft. (3-30 m)
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, Australia, French Polynesia
Note: Spirobranchus corniculatus is actually a complex made up as at least 5 species:S. corniculatus, S. gaymardi, S. paumotanus, S. nigranucha, and S. gardineri.Until recently Indo-Pacific Christmas Tree Worms were classified as S. giganteus, which is a species found only in the western Atlantic.

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