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Orange fanworm
awaiting identification*
Family Sabellidae
updated Oct 2016

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

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

Orange fanworms on Singapore shores

Photos of Orange fanworms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Seringat-Kias, Jun 09
Photo shared by Liana Tang on her blog.

Sentosa Serapong, May 16
Photo shared by Dayna Cheah on facebook.

Terumbu Hantu, Jun 13
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Pawai, Dec 09
Photo shared by James Koh on his flickr.

Terumbu Salu, Jan 10

Pulau Salu, Jun 10

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

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