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BRISTLE WORM (Eurythoe complanata)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Segmented worms

Bristle worm

Bristle worms (Eurythoe complanata) are found underneath some of the rocks on the rocky seashore areas at Lord Howe Island. These animals should not be picked up as they have hundreds of sharp bristles along the sides of their bodies. These bristles are extended when the animal is disturbed - a very effective protective device.

Size 8cm 

 
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