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Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Ribbon Worm (Nemerteans)
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 

The underside of
the ribbon worm
is pale coloured


Extruding proboscis
Mangrove ribbon worm
Pantinonemertes sp.
Family Geonemertidae

Size:
up to 15cm.

Ribbon worms are simple organisms which have elongated bodies which break easily to elude predators.

The mangrove ribbon worm is found mainly in mud lobster mounds and under the bark of rotten wood or tree trunks.

It has a long eversible proboscis which it uses to snare prey.

Bark of tree
removed to expose
ribbon worm

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What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre