Serpulid Worm

Serpulid Worm

Serpula columbiana

Physical Description

The Serpulid Worm reaches lengths of up to 10 cm. It features a branchial plume with a diameter of 10 mm, which can be red, pink, or orange, typically banded with white. Additionally, one tentacle is modified into a trumpet-shaped operculum.


Commonly found on rocks and in crevices at various kelp forest sites, the Serpulid Worm thrives in marine environments.

Geographical Range

This species inhabits waters from Alaska to San Diego along the eastern Pacific coast.


As a filter feeder, the Serpulid Worm primarily consumes plankton and organic particles suspended in the water.