seen? This orange
fan worm is commonly encountered on our Northern shores, and sometimes
also on our Southern shores. Usually in dead coral or coral rubble
and seldom in living corals. It is not as commonly encountered as
the banded fan worms which are usually
found in living corals.
Features: Fan 4-6cm in diameter.
The fan is orange or yellowish, sometimes with portions that are paler
or white. Some have white bands and might be a paler version of the
banded fan worms. Usually found alone,
rarely a few next to one another.
Chek Jawa, Jun 06
fan worms on Singapore shores
difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of