Watch video footage of the intriguingly named bone-eating snot-flower worm, Osedax mucofloris, as its interesting features are discussed by Adrian Glover, one of the scientists who discovered the annelid worm living on whale remains. Osedax mucofloris is also known as the bone-eating snot-flower worm. This bizarre animal was discovered and described in 2005, by Museum scientists working together with marine biologists in Sweden.O. mucofloris is a type of annelid worm, related to more familiar animals such as ragworms (polychaetes), earthworms and leeches, although it looks very different.The animal lives on whale bones on the sea floor and it is thought that this species, and others closely related to it, have evolved unique adaptations to this unusual habitat.
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