worms > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Order Sabellida > Family Sabellidae
Orange fanworm
awaiting identification*
Family Sabellidae
updated Feb 14

Where seen? This orange fanworm 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 fanworms 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 fanworms. Usually found alone, rarely a few next to one another.

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 07

non-fluorescing orange fanworm @ sekudu - Oct2011 from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.


Orange fanworms on Singapore shores
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