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Tentative identification. Common in massive corals. The worm's
body creates a tunnel and extends a pair of colorful crowns that
function as gills and food gathering devices. The crowns are
rapidly retracted when disturbed and the hole is covered by a hard
operculum. Crown diameter of 1 inch.
Japan, New Zealand, Red Sea.