Red Scale Worm

I’ve seen a few of these Red Scale Worms on a couple different nudibranchs recently. From what I can find, it looks like they are a commensal worm, which is somewhere between a symbiotic relationship and a parasite… a commensal organism benefits from its host but does not benefit the host (symbiotic) nor harm it (parasitic). In short, these guys are just hitchhikers looking for a free meal.

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  1. Laura Kushner

    March 17, 2023 at 8:14pm


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