• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Annelida
  • Class: Polychaeta
  • Subclass: Canalipalpata
  • Order: Sabellida
  • Family: Serpulidae
  • Scientific name: Filograna implexa
  • Norwegian: filigranmark

Characteristics:

The coral worm itself is hard to spot, as its length rarely exceeds 4 mm. The bushy, white colony, however, is easily identified. The bush is a popular hideout for other small animals searching for food brought by the current. The worm has eight tentacles and approximately 30 segments.

Habitat:

It thrives on rocky substrate, often on current exposed locations. It is most frequent deeper than 20 meters.

Distribution:

This worm is a real cosmopolitan, and is well known in most oceans. In Norway it is registered along the entire coast as far north as the North Cape, the northernmost point of Norway.