Friday 22 May 2015

Tiny Chinese dragon!

Image: Moorea Biocode
Look at this guy!

I know very little about him but apparently he's a polychaete worm in the the Phyllodocidae family, also known as paddle worms. That means he's probably an active predator who wanders the sea floor in search of small prey.

Paddle worms range greatly in size and this one looks like he's on the smaller side of the scale.

Image: Alias 0591
Others get much bigger.


TexWisGirl said...

so dang cool!

Porakiya said...

I have a favorite worm now! :D

Joseph JG said...

@TexWisGirl: Agreed!

@Porakiya Draekojin: Happy to oblige!

Crunchy said...

Looks tasty!

Esther said...


Joseph JG said...

@Crunchy: Careful if it breathes fire!

@Esther: Or maybe "squeak"!