More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found in DK’s Ocean The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and I’m finally back from Christmas Break! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Now, let’s explore the amazing wonders of the sea.

  • King Ragworm (Alitta virens) Length: Up to 20 in Depths found in: Shore and shallows in muddy sand

The King Ragworm is an incredibly strange creature of the sea. They have very strong jaws, and may inflict painful bites. Its jaws are also used to feed via proboscis.Fishermen use this species of worm as bait.

king-ragworm

 

  • Spotted Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) Length: Up to 10 in Depths: 3-100 ft 

Spotted Boxfish are very bizarre creatures of the sea. They have a box of fused boned bony plates under their skin. This is in place of scales. They move by beating their pectoral fins, and propulsion by their tails. Boxfish are poisonous, and will secrete slime to defend against predators.

boxfish

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