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Olive fanworm
awaiting identification*
Family Sabellidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This fanworm is sometimes seen in silty, sandy areas near seagrass meadows on many of our shores.

Features: Fan 6-8cm in diameter. Included in this page are those with a fan generally olive brown sometimes with tinges of black. Often it has a rather 'untidy' look. Usually found alone in sand.

Tanah Merah, Oct 09

Sometimes appears 'untidy'.
Changi, Jul 09

Tanah Merah, Oct 09

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

Olive fanworms on Singapore shores

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