THOUSANDS of pulsing “penis-fish” have washed up on a California beach after a storm forced them out of their underwater burrows.
These sausage-like creatures – known as the “fat innkeeper worm” or Urechis caupo – appeared on Drakes Beach due to the bad weather last week.
Parr said these penis-fish were the Sunshine State’s “best claim for State Worm” being the sole representative in North America.
These toothless creatures have been around for a while with fossil evidence of their U-shaped burrows dating back a whopping 300 million years.
Some can live for 25 years but they have myriad threats, including humans, otters, flounders, sharks, rays, and seagulls.
These worms are a delicacy in East Asia, where their two-legged predator enjoys chowing down on a penis-fish or two with a dash of salt.