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I have this feather duster that came on some Caribbean live rock. It sort of looks like a Christmas Tree Worm. It is building a long shell like tube as opposed to the more transparent feather duster tube. It has a beautiful orange "skin flap" that shapes and molds the end of the tube. It's feathers are black and white spotted and it has a spiral piece that it extends as well. It appears to have two separate crowns. It is not as responsive as my other feather dusters to movement, but will retract when snails or crabs come by.
 

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After doing some deep digging I think it's a Star Feather Worm, scientifically known as the
Pomatostegus Stellatus. Thoughts?
 

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Welcome to TRT!!!

I was able to find this, looks like a winner to me.

Star feather worm
Pomatostegus stellatus
Abildgaard, 1789

Description:
This feather worm has a double fold of radioles that form a U-shaped crown. The opening of the tube has a simple lid (operculum) that consists of a series of discs. The tubes are hard, calcareous. The color of the crown is variable, most common are shades of red, orange, yellow or white. The crown can be almost uniformly colored, or banded.
Size: whole animal up to 10 cm, crowns up to 4 cm.

Habitat:
This feather worm occurs all over the reefs. Tubes usually encased in living coral.
Depth: ranges from 3 m down to 30 m.

Distribution:
Common all over the Caribbean.
 
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