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Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)

Synonyms: Cymospira bicornis; Cymospira cervina; Cymospira gigantea; Cymospira megasoma; Cymospira rubus; Olga elegantissima; Penicillum marinum; Pomatoceros oerstedi; Serpula bicornis; Serpula gigantea; Serpula gigantea cymospira; Serpula gigantea galeolaria; Spirobranchus giganteus cymospira; Spirobranchus giganteus subsp. giganteus; Spirobranchus giganteus subsp. microceras; Spirobranchus giganteus subsp. tricornis; Spirobranchus megasoma; Spirobranchus tricornis; Terebella bicornis

Wikipedia Abstract

Spirobranchus giganteus, commonly known as Christmas tree worms, are tube-building polychaete worms belonging to the family Serpulidae.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Predators

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)[1]
Anampses meleagrides (Dotted wrasse)[2]
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)[1]
Bursa granularis (Cuba frogsnail)[1]
Bursa rhodostoma (St. Thomas frogsnail)[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Calcinus hazletti (Hawaiian whitefoot hermit)[2]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon striatus (School mistress)[1]
Conus regius (crown cone)[1]
Conus spurius (alphabet cone)[1]
Equetus lanceolatus (Ribbonfish)[1]
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gerres cinereus (Yellowfin mojarra)[1]
Grapsus grapsus (Sally Lightfoot crab)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye)[1]
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[1]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[1]
Morula nodulosa (blackberry drupe)[1]
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Yellow-striped goatfish)[2]
Myripristis jacobus (Bastard soldierfish)[1]
Opistognathus maxillosus (Mottled jawfish)[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Parablennius marmoreus (Seaweed blenny)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Priacanthus arenatus (Atlantic bigeye)[1]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Terebra pedroana (San Pedro auger)[2]
Thalassoma noronhanum (Noronha wrasse)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Zoological Society of London

Distribution

Mozambique; Red Sea; West Indian Ocean; Mediterranean Sea; Gulf of Mexico; Aruba; Bonaire; Colombia; Hispaniola; Curaçao; Caribbean Sea;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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