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Sand Worms Clam Worms and Tubeworms: Polychaeta - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Clam Worms, Sand Worms, Tubeworms, And People - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

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FIRE WORM (Eurythoe complanata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TUBEWORM (Serpula vermicularis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HONEYCOMB WORM (Sabellaria alveolata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Clam worms, sand worms, and tubeworms are found in oceans and seas worldwide.


Three species of clam worms, sand worms, and tubeworms are listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Mesonerilla prospera is listed as Critically Endangered, or facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Erythrina polychaeta is Vulnerable, or facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. The Palolo worm, Eunice viridis, is also listed, but there is not enough information to determine if it is threatened.

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about 3 years ago

I'm trying to identify a snake/worm found on the beach in Freeport, Texas this past weekend. It moved like a snake but opened and closed its mouth like an eel. I eventually found one coming out of a whole in the sand. It had glands on either side of its mouth and no fins whatsoever. Can you help. When I googled sand eel it gave me a fish. This was no fish.

Thank you for your help.