Sabella (genus)

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Sabella spallanzanii 2.jpg
Sabella spallanzanii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Canalipalpata
Suborder: Sabellida
Family: Sabellidae
Genus: Sabella
Linnaeus, 1767

Sabella is a genus of marine polychaete worm. Members of this genus are filter feeders and there are about ninety species.[1] They live in tubes made of mud that project from the sand surface. They have a crown of feathery tentacles that protrude when the animal is submerged but are retracted when the animal is above water.[2]


  1. ^ World Register of Marine Species
  2. ^ Barrett, J. & C. M. Yonge (1958) Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore. Collins, London