The Bobbit worm can grow up to 3m long and has a sting that can result in permanent nerve damage in humans

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Facial and body view of the predatory Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois), taken in 6 metres of water in Lembeh Strait

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like a nightmarish monster, a bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, crawls out of its sandy lair hunting fish in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

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The Bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, is a ferocious underwater predator. Armed with sharp teeth, it is known to attack with such speeds that its prey is sometimes sliced in half. Though they do vary in size, they have been recorded to grow up to nine feet tall.

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