SIZE: max. 3 in. high and 2 in. in diameter
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: Squarish openings of the siphons distinguish this species from the Sea Peach, which has larger, rounder openings and is a paler shade of orange or red.
Smooth opaque tunic with a squat, roundish body. Usually orange or red.
SIZE: tube: max. 24 in. crown: max. 2 in. across
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: Maroon and green-banded plumes extend from tubes.
Larger, tube-dwelling worm. Often aggregates in clumps. Protected by long, soft, grayish, parchment-like tubes.
SIZE: 1.6 in. high in large clusters
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: Tiny dark brown plumes extend from white calcareous tubes (often encrusted with pink coralline algae). Similar sp. D. concharum bore into calcareous substrata instead of building tubes.
Dark brown to green or black body. Can form clusters up to 1 m across.