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Found in the Celebes Sea, this worm is, well … this worm seems confused. Scientists call it a squidworm. (No, not Squidward.)
Relatively long, at nearly four inches (nine centimeters), the new annelid worm earned its moniker with a head that looks as if it’s covered in tentacles.
Its front end bristles with eight arms used for breathing—each as long as the worm’s entire body—and two long, loosely coiled appendages employed for feeding.
As if that weren’t enough hardware, six pairs of feathery sensory organs—the squid worm’s collective “nose”—protrude from the new species’ head. And along the length of its body, the worm has iridescent “paddles” for propulsion.