Bobbit worm?

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EddieG

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I believe this guy hitch hiked on my pin cushion urchin. I noticed it the same day I introduced the urchin. Is it possible for it to hitch hike on a critter like an urchin? Does anybody know what handles baby bobbit worms incase I could have another one?
 

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Is it possible for it to hitch hike on a critter like an urchin?
Yes. But could also just be coincidence.

Does anybody know what handles baby bobbit worms incase I could have another one?
This is not a Bobbitt worm. Like others said it's either a Eunice or Syllid. If it's a eunice a bristleworm trap will help remove them if there are more.

There are many worms that look similar to the "bobbit" worm, but are detritus eaters and never grow over an inch or 2. That said, the one you have looks pretty suspect.
@35ppt knows more that me about the little things that go bump in the night. Lol
While there are some Eunice that are just detritivores that wouldn't cause any problems most of the genus are omnivores. Syllidae is all bad though, they peirce benthic life and suck out the juice.
 
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