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    • Sipuncula
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    • Peanut Worms

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 22, 2015 07:19 AM PDT

Description

Stumped by this one. Protruding from a small rock hole was what appeared to be a small head of orange broccoli - about 1/3" across. Branched, looked almost like a soft coral. When poked - because of course I had to poke it -, it sucked in the "broccoli" into the center in the manner of a peanut worm, and continued inverting itself until it felt safe (see second photo). The body of the worm was whitish with raised, pointed back dots.

Thought of orange sea cucumber (Cucumaria miniata), but their tentacles seem lacier and their bodies are orange, not white with black dots.

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Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

March 26, 2015

Description

2 little worms found together under a rock in a tide pool. I didn't see any others during my fossicking.

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Observer

marisa_a

Date

January 2, 2015 03:08 PM PST

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Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 20, 2015

Place

Sitka (Google, OSM)

Description

Intertidal

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 19, 2015 04:00 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 2, 2015 03:10 PM PST

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mcduck

Date

July 5, 2008

Description

Found in rocky intertidal. ~3cm length.

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Observer

rebeccafay

Date

November 20, 2014 03:56 PM PST

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robberfly

Date

November 20, 2014 02:44 PM PST

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Observer

dpom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:12 PM PST

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

kueda

Date

November 8, 2014 05:29 PM AEDT

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

kueda

Date

November 8, 2014 05:28 PM AEDT

Description

Looks a lot like Phascolosoma agassizii. Found under a rock in sandy substrate.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Sipuncula or Sipunculida (common names sipunculid worms or peanut worms) is a group containing 144-320 species (estimates vary) of bilaterally symmetrical, unsegmented marine worms. Traditionally considered a phylum, they might be a subgroup of phylum Annelida based on recent molecular work.

No range data available.