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Tiny sand fanworm
awaiting identification*
Family Sabellidae
updated Sep 2019
Where seen? This tiny fanworm is sometimes seen on some of our shores, usually in silty sandy sheltered lagoons, often in small groups of 2-3 individuals near burrows.

Features: On this page are included small fanworms with spots found in sandy areas.
Fan about 1cm in diameter. The small fan is a single spiral, white with brown portions that result in a chevron banded pattern. Some are brownish with white spots. They are highly sensitive to disturbances and will disappear at the slightest sign of danger.

Sisters Island, Feb 10

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

Tiny sand fanworms on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Labrador, Sep 12
Photo shared by Joleen Chan on facebook.

Lazarus, Feb 19
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

Pulau Tekukor, May 10
Photo shared by Neo Mei Lin on her blog.

Sisters Island, Dec 10
Photo shared by Rene Ong on facebook.

Terumbu Pempang Tengah, Nov 18
Photo shared by Juria Toramae on facebook.

Beting Bemban Besar, May 11
Photo shared by Rene Ong on facebook.

Beting Bemban Besar, Aug 18
Photo shared by Dayna Cheah on facebook.

Pulau Semakau, Aug 11
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.
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