Hydroides norvegica [Status Unaccepted]   Gunnerus,  1768 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Sabellida
Family:Serpulidae

Description


Size: 15-30 mm.by 1-2 mm.

Radii of the operculum forming rounded lobes on the edge of the funnel, spines of the central crown equal, with several sharp lateral processes. Tubes white, cylindrical, faintly wrinkled and more or less erect or spirally coiled.


Synonym (s)
Hydroides norvegica Gunnerus, 1768
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal, Estuarine
Predator:  Microstomus kitt (fish)

Biogeography


• East Coast, Coromandel, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kalpakkam INDIA (Record: 1987-1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Raj, PJS, Tilak, JL and Kalaimani, G (2002) Experiments in restoration of benthic biodiversity in Pulicat Lake, south India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 37-45 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Balaji, M; Rao, MV and Rao, KS (1999) Natural resistance of ten species of catamaran grade timber to marine wood borer attack at Visakhapatnam and Kochi harbours Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 41(1&2) 96-102 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Sasikumar, N; Rajagopal, S and Nair, KVK (1989) Seasonal and vertical distribution of macrofoulants in Kalpakkam coastal waters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 270-275 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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