species: Unidentified echiuran 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified echiuran 1

©Anne Hoggett: An echiuran worm as found at night during coral spawning at Lizard Island. Body length excluding proboscis is about 4 cm. Note small brown seed-shaped organisms on sand, being eaten by the worm (cladocerans?)

©Anne Hoggett: Echiuran at Lizard Island at night during coral spawning.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida
Class Polychaeta
Species Unidentified echiuran 1



Distinguishing features

Spoon worms have a sausage shaped body with an extensible proboscis shaped like a gutter. They are normally buried in sand but this one was fully exposed and feeding at night during coral spawning. The tip of the proboscis is bifurcated.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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