Kōrero: Marine animals without backbones

Bristle-worm

Bristle-worm

Bristle-worms are common under rocks and among kelp in the intertidal region around New Zealand’s coasts. They grow to 30 centimetres in length, and look like giant blue-green centipedes. They move vigorously when disturbed or exposed to light.

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Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Advanced worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6887/bristle-worm (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006