• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Annelida
  • Class: Polychaeta
  • Subclass: Errantia
  • Order: Phyllodocida
  • Family: Hesionidae
  • Scientific name: Oxydromus flexuosus
  • Norwegian: -


This free-living bristle worm has characteristic blue-green stripes on brown background, across the short and broad body. It is divided in approximately 50-60 segments, and may reach a length of 7 cm.


It prefers fine sand at depths from 5 to 500 meters. It does not mind if there is little oxygen in the water.


It is distributed across most of the North-East Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.