Christmas Tree Worm (species: Spirobranchus corniculatus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Spirobranchus corniculatus
Christmas Tree Worm

©Alexander Semenov: Spirobranchus corniculatus from Lizard Island, live animal in tube. Operculum is about 2.9 mm diameter. (Kupriyanova et al, 2015, AM W45041).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Order Sabellida
Family Serpulidae
Genus Spirobranchus
Species Spirobranchus corniculatus

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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References that assist with identification

  • Kupriyanova, E. K., Sun, Y., Ten Hove, H. A., Wong, E. and G. W. Rouse (2015). Serpulidae (Annelida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa, 4019 (1): 275-353. LIRS catalog number 1921.

Other references

  • Bok, M.J., M.L. Porter, H.A. Ten Hove, R. Smith and D.-E. Nilsson (2017). Radiolar eyes of serpulid worms (Annelida, Serpulidae): structures, function, and phototransduction, Biological Bulletin, 233: 000. LIRS catalog number 2153.
  • Fiege, D. and H.A. Ten Hove (1999). Redescription of Spirobranchus gaymardi (Quatrefages, 1866) (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from the Indo-Pacific with remarks on the Spirobranchus giganteus complex, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 126: 355-364. LIRS catalog number 581.
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