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Updated 8/8/2013

Family Terebellidae


Loimia medusa

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 4 feet


Kahuwai Bay, Hawaii, 10 feet


Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

Sandy Beach tidepool, Oahu


Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Hulopo'e tidepool, Lana'i


Common in tidepools, shallow reefs, and rubble.  White feeding tentacles are extended from the animal's body buried in the substrate.  Attains 12 inches, tentacles may exceed 4 feet.  Preyed upon by large cone shells.  Warm seas worldwide.