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Red reef ribbon worm
awaiting identification*
updated Jan 2020

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.

Sisters Islands, Feb 06

Labrador, Jan 05

*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
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

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.

St. John's Island, Jan 20
Photo shared by Liz Lim on facebook.

Pulau Tekukor, Mar 22
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Cyrene, Apr 21
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Beting Bemban Besar, Nov 18
Photo shared by Juria Toramae on facebook.

Terumbu Pempang Tengah, Nov 18
Photo shared by Gina Tan on facebook.
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