Social feather duster

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Bispira brunnea
Bispira brunnea (Social Feather Duster Worm).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Canalipalpata
Family: Sabellidae
Genus: Bispira
Species: B. brunnea
Binomial name
Bispira brunnea
(Treadwell, 1917)

The social feather duster, Bispira brunnea, also known as cluster duster[1], is a species of marine bristleworm.[2] They tend to live in groups of individuals, and are common off of the Caribbean island in southwest North America. The feather duster has one crown of various colors, however, the color of the crown seems to be consistent within families.[3] They reproduce asexually, and grow between 3-6 cm.


  1. ^ "Cluster Dusters, Social Feather Duster - Bispira spp". Retrieved 2017-12-24. 
  2. ^ Leslie Newman and Lester Robert Glen Cannon (2003). Marine Flatworms: The World of Polyclads. CSIRO Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 0643068295. 
  3. ^ "Marine Species Identification Portal : Social feather duster - Bispira brunnea". Retrieved 2017-12-24.