Scientists share photos of familiar-looking 'peanut worm'

Australian researchers from Museum Victoria and the CSIRO, the nation's scientific research agency, shared a photo of something lurking deep beneath the ocean -- and Twitter can't stop talking about it.

Aside from the usual horrific-looking faceless fish, they found the "peanut worm," which bears a shocking resemblance to ... well, see for yourself.

Twitter users then rushed to make the same joke over and over again, pretty much:

The sipuncula is known as the peanut worm because it resembles the shell of a peanut, according to University of California's Museum of Paleontology.

Peanut worm (Sipuncula or Sipunculida), a marine worm; Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Peanut worm (Sipuncula or Sipunculida), a marine worm; Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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The sipuncula consist of a group of 320 different species that are found in shallow waters or in crevasses between rocks -- and they usually don't look quite so ... phallic.