Pseudoserpula rugosa Staughan 1967
rugose tubeworm
Pseudoserpula rugosa, rugose tubeworm

Family Serpulidae

These tubeworms, Pseudoserpula rugosa, are similar to feather duster worms, in that they have two tentacular fans extending from the tube. They differ in that their tubes are made of calcium carbonate and they have an operculum, a parasol like structure which closes the tube when the tentacles are withdrawn.

Distribution =   NSW and Queensland
Max size =   to 15m
endemic