This worm is commonly seen on sand bars at the low water mark. The
tubes resemble drinking straws.
The tubes are medium, about 0.5cm in diameter, similar in dimension
to a typical drinking straw. Often found in large numbers covering
large areas, the tubes usually regularly separated from one another
(not tightly clustered).
The actual animals are complex with 'wings' and other extensions.
not tightly clustered.
Chek Jawa, Jan 08
Pasir Ris Park, Aug 11
Peeking out of
Changi, Aug 08
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.
are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
tubeworms on Singapore shores
- Wee Y.C.
and Peter K. L. Ng. 1994. A First Look at Biodiversity in Singapore.
National Council on the Environment. 163pp.