Eunice tentaculata   Quatrefages  1866 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 18 x 2 mm.

Color: Brown with black spots.

Long, annulated tentacles, with articulated cirri. Black acicula and acicular setae. Branchiae, begin about 3rd-6th segment, and continue to the hind part of the body.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Gholvad INDIA (Record: 1971)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1971)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2004) AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation University of California at Berkeley, USA Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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