Unlike any other plain-looking marine worms, the Christmas tree worm makes a marine Xmas special. The brilliance and beauty of this weird animal sure enliven the dull seafloor.

The ocean is one of the main attractions in human lives all around the world. There are a large number of unique animals in the oceans. And one of them is Christmas tree worm – a marine animal with magical beauty. Known to marine biologists as Spirobranchus giganteus, Christmas Tree Worms are a marine life species of tube-building polychaete worms belonging to the Serpulidae family. They’re called Christmas Tree Worms because they look like Christmas trees with the lustrous shine these cool animals add to the ocean.

Now forget everything you think you knew about worms – far from the pallid, slimy and supremely unassuming critters most often seen after it rains or on the end of a fishhook, Christmas Tree Worms are one of the true visual wonders of the sea life! Check the cool photos below if you still aren’t convinced.

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