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Fireworm Video Stock Footage

It was previously known that handling the fireworm caused it to release a chemical that induces inflammation of the skin of marine predators and mammals (including humans). Complanine was the first compound isolated from the fireworm which causes these effects. It is presumed that this compound's function is to deter predators of the fireworm. Learn more about Fireworm

View related species in family group: Bristleworm and Fireworm

Animalia: Annelida: Amphinomida: Polychaeta: Amphinomidae: Eurythoe complanata

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