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    • 星口動物門
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    • Sipuncula
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    • Peanut Worms

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Recent observations

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Cream with brown spots, found in collected mud under/between rocks. ID by Assoc Prof Keith Probert.

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

cwood

Date

March 9, 2013

Description

Under rock in sand at Botanical Beach, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, BC

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 4, 2015 09:08 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

June 19, 2015 08:12 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 2, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

shona_t

Date

May 28, 2015

Description

70mm long
Lying exposed on wet sand in U shape. Dead.

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

Observer

conanwebb

Date

May 23, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

tina2

Date

May 23, 2015 11:21 AM PDT

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.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Peanut Worms Phylum Sipuncula

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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What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

marisa_a

Date

January 2, 2015 03:08 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Peanut Worm Phascolosoma agassizii

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 20, 2015

Place

Sitka (Google, OSM)

Description

Intertidal

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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.