47+ The Christmas Tree Worm PNG. Christmas tree worms (spirobranchus giganteus) from east timor. These animals can be a variety of colors, including red, orange, yellow, blue and white.
They protect coral reefs from damage and predators like crown of thorns starfish. Christmas tree worms only grow to about 1.5 inches, but they're a common sight for divers thanks to their vivid colors and shallow habitats. While many invertebrates reproduce asexually, there are actually male and female christmas tree worms.
They're the gills of christmas tree worms, which hide below in tubes within the coral.
Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Googly eyes these technicolor trees aren't plants. The christmas tree worm doesn't go and hunt for food, they wait for food to come to them. These appendages are used to catch dinner floating by in the water.