bobbit-worm
Marine life

Bobbitt Worm, Evil has a new name
19/05/2016

The sea has a new monster: The Bobbit Worm.

Bobbit Worm characteristics


This purple-brown marine worm can grow up to 3 meters long. We can encounter this giant worm only in warm waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. The name of this worm comes from the John Wayne Bobbitt affair, tragic story since his wife cut off a part of his penis with a kitchen knife. Indeed the worm female cuts the male penis to serve as food for its offspring.


Bobbit Worm diet


To feed, this nightmarish worm burries itself in the sand. It waits then patiently for prey to come close enough to pounce on it. It uses its claws to grasp and even cut the victim in two. The worm also has an effective defense mechanism since it is covered with stinging hairs that numb the predators getting close enough to touch it.





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4 review

Lucie 08/01/2018
" Ouf..assez effrayant ! Cependant, il a sûrement (je l'espère !) des atouts qui peuvent charmer un ou une de ses congénères pour la "suite" ....et surtout, j'espère que les ébats (ou débats !) ne terminent pas " à la mode de la mante religieuse ou de Madame Bobbit !! ;o) "
CIPOLLA Cyril 19/05/2016
" Oh putain... Tellement ouf... On dirait un scolopendre des mers en pire ! "
PARA Damien 19/05/2016
" I would not like to put my hand on this ugly worm during a dive. I like my hands the way they are he he "
Turner James 19/05/2016
" Oh my godness ! "

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