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KING RAGWORM Alitta virens ©Alexander Semenov. Sandworms eat seaweed and microorganisms. They have distinctive traits, including: often reaching great length, sometimes exceeding four feet numerous, highly vascularized parapodia* along both sides of their bodies, and blue heads with two large pincer teeth. *The parapodia function both as external gills (the animal’s primary respiratory surfaces), and as means of locomotion (appearing much like short legs).