Leonnates jousseaumei   Gravier  1901 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 80 mm by 6 mm.

Color: Dark brownish red, with a dark spot at the base of the dorsal rami.

Body stout, a little flattened. Maxillary ring of the proboscis with small horny paragnaths. Oral ring with soft conical papillae. Parapodia: dorsal ramus with 3 elongated ligules and a long dorsal cirrus. Ventral ramus with 2 lanceolate fillets and a longer ligule. Ventral cirrus subulate. Spinigerous setae all homogomph. Falcate homogomphs with a terminal piece hooked at the tip and boldly serrated on the convex border. They are present on the first setigerous segments in both the ventral bundles of every foot and on the dorsal ramus of the posterior feet.

Synonym (s)
Leonnates jousseaumei Gravier 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1953)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2004) AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation University of California at Berkeley, USA Available at - http://www.amphibiaweb.org/
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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