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

Eunice aphroditois a un diamètre de cm et mesure environ m, mais certains individus peuvent atteindre près de 3 m. En anglais, le ver est parfois appelé Bobbit worm, « ver Bobbit

The Bobbit worm - Eunice aphroditois - Indonesia - Bali Secret Bay - UW-Foto Datenbank von Taucher.Net

The Bobbit worm - Eunice aphroditois - Indonesia - Bali Secret Bay - UW-Foto Datenbank von Taucher.Net

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.

Bobbit Worm - Dinner time. Bobbit Worms are a very strange nocturnal predatory worm. They have most of their bodies buried in the sand, with just their frightening looking pincers showing.  I was patiently filming a couple that were close together and my waiting paid off...  ..the first Bobbit Worm attacks and eats a foolish Scorpionfish that wandered in too close...  ...the second went for a Long Arm Octopus that got too close....I was quite upset, as I Love octopuses, but luckily the…

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

Bobbit Worm - Dinner time. Bobbit Worms are a very strange nocturnal predatory worm. They have most of their bodies buried in the sand, with just their frightening looking pincers showing. I was patiently filming a couple that were close together and my waiting paid off... ..the first Bobbit Worm attacks and eats a foolish Scorpionfish that wandered in too close... ...the second went for a Long Arm Octopus that got too close....I was quite upset, as I Love octopuses, but luckily the…

Eunice aphroditois - Wikipedia

Eunice aphroditois - Wikipedia

Bobbit worm - ambush predator, Eunice aphroditois|Underwater Photography Guide

Bobbit worm - ambush predator, Eunice aphroditois|Underwater Photography Guide

Top-down view of a Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) protruding from its burrow

Top-down view of a Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) protruding from its burrow

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

So who in their right mind decided to name this bristleworm from hell after the Greek goddess of love and beauty?

This Worm is Truly, Deeply Terrifying

Et enfin, ce ver qui mord la tête de ce poisson et l'emporte dans les profondeurs de la Terre :

The Bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, is a ferocious underwater predator. The bobbit worm, also known as the Eunice worm, can be found in Secret bay in Bali, Indonesia - Police Pier & Nudie Retreat in Lembeh, Indonesia - and Mainit Muck or Basura in Anilao, Phillipines. It likes sandy and gravel substrates, that you would find on "muck" dives.

The Bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, is a ferocious underwater predator. The bobbit worm, also known as the Eunice worm, can be found in Secret bay in Bali, Indonesia - Police Pier & Nudie Retreat in Lembeh, Indonesia - and Mainit Muck or Basura in Anilao, Phillipines. It likes sandy and gravel substrates, that you would find on "muck" dives.

Bobbit Worm Eunice aphroditois adult, with jaws open outside of hole at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia

Bobbit Worm Eunice aphroditois adult, with jaws open outside of hole at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia

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

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

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