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Bootlace Worm

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On muddy shores you may come across one of these. Its a worm easily recognised by the white stripe along its side. Although its about as wide as a bootlace the length is very much greater Ð these worms can grow to a length of 30m or more, which makes it one of the world's longest worms!

bootlace worm.jpgBootlace Worm    (Photo: Paul Tyler)

A bootlace worm is easily recognised by its distinctive markings.

by Paul Tyler

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