Did You Know Some Ribbon Worms Will Eat Themselves If They Can’t Find Food?

Ribbon worm is another name for the Nemertea which are a branch of invertebrate animals. Usually less than 20 centimetres long and only a few millimetres wide, they are typically worm like creatures that also look flat. Some have been known to grow up to 60 metres long!

Ribbon Worms Eat Themselves

If food cannot be found, some ribbon worms will go ahead and eat themselves! It is claimed that they are able to consume 95% of themselves and still survive thereafter. The peculiar thing is that the ribbon worm is in fact poisonous for other animals.

When ribbon worms are not busy eating themselves, they will eat crustaceans and molluscs as their main source of food.

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