Ferocious 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean’s Most Disturbing Predator

Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean’s Most Disturbing Predator

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.

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.

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

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

Bobbit worm is a fantastic critter, one of the largest of all polychaetes (reaching 3 meters in length and thick as a bratwurst), with a colourful cuticle and armed with a pair of heavily toothed jaws that command respect. (via Deep Sea News)

Bobbit worm is a fantastic critter, one of the largest of all polychaetes (reaching 3 meters in length and thick as a bratwurst), with a colourful cuticle and armed with a pair of heavily toothed jaws that command respect. (via Deep Sea News)

ANIMALES EXTRAÑOS Y CURIOSIDADES ANIMALES: GUSANO BOBBIT (eunice aphroditois)

ANIMALES EXTRAÑOS Y CURIOSIDADES ANIMALES: GUSANO BOBBIT (eunice aphroditois)

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

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

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