image of branching sea worm ramisyllis kingghidorahi

King of the worms

Look: Bizarre sea creature brings a terrifying Godzilla nemesis to life

Ramisyllis kingghidorahi is almost as impressive as its namesake.

M. Teresa Aguado, et al. ORGANISMS DIVERSITY & EVOLUTION (2022)

What does a tiny sea worm have in common with a three-headed, electricity-spewing dragon?

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They share a name, for one, thanks to a discovery made by a team of researchers at the University of Göttingen.