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Commensal Scale Worm

Photo 1: A Commensal Scaleworm on a Troschel`s Sea Star. (Photo taken at Willow Point Reef.)


Commensal Scaleworm: Arctonoe fragilis

Common Names: Fragile Scaleworm, Frilled Scaleworm

This remarkable worm lives commensally with several species of sea stars, but most commonly, Troschel`s Sea Star. With its frilly edges which resembling tube feet, it lives camouflaged on the underside and matches the color and shape of its host.






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island