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Variegated feather duster
Bispira variegata
(Montagu, 1804)

Description:
This feather duster has a single, circular crown of radioles. The coloring of the crown is usually in shades of gray to brown, can be uniform, but also variegated or banded. The pattern is formed by spots on the stems of the radioles. The worm-like part of the animal is hidden in parchment-like tubes that are usually hidden in the substrate.
Size: whole animal up to 6 cm, crown up to 3 cm.

Habitat:
The animal lives on reefs, and on the surrounding sandy or rubble areas.
Depth: ranges from 6 m down to 25 m.

Distribution:
Occasional all over the Caribbean.

Variegated feather duster (Bispira variegata)