Red Tube Worm (Serpula Vermicularis)

Latin name: Serpula vermicularis
Common name: Red tube worm
Also known as: Variable tube worm, plume worm, fan worm, limy tube worm, calcareous tube worm
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Sabellida
Family: Serpulidae
Genus: Serpula

Habitat: They are often found on rocky walls and enjoy low light and well-aerated water.

Behaviour: This sedentary worm is light and pressure-sensitive and can retract its feeding fan should danger approach.

Size: 12 cm.

Colour: Displaying a range of colour from brilliant orange to purple.