Rhamphobrachium chuni   Ehlers,  1908 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 190 mm. by 4 mm.

Color: Yellowish-grey with small dark dots on the anterior part and lager spots on the base of the dorsal cirri.

Tentacles short, subulate, nearly equal, borne on short ringed ceratophores. Eyes absent. The three anterior feet flattened, nearly imbricated, directed forwards and enclosing the head, provided with subulate dorsal and ventral cirri and very long and slender setae ending in a pseudo-articulate tri-dentate hook enclosed in a hood (it is smooth in grown-up specimens). Gills begin about 12th foot and consist of as many as 6 filaments. Tube membranaceous, covered with mud.

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• North Andaman Sea (Lat: 13.25) (Long: 92.92) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2004) AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation University of California at Berkeley, USA Available at - http://www.amphibiaweb.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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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