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Red reef ribbon worm
awaiting identification*
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This short red ribbon worm is commonly seen at night in coral rubble and near reefs. Many of of these worms can be glimpsed among seaweeds at night, extending their bodies out of hiding places.They retract instantly as soon as light shines on them, or they feel a disturbance. You only get one chance at a flash photo of them!

Features: Grouped in this entry are ribbon worms that are rather short 10-15cm with broad flat bodies uniformly coloured red or orange usually without any dark markings.

Labrador, Jan 05

Sisters Islands, Feb 06

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Red reef ribbon worms on Singapore shores

Photos of Red reef ribbon worms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Beting Bronok, Nov 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Semakau, Aug 13
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on her blog.
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