Nereis glandicincta [Status Unaccepted]   Southern  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nereididae

Description
Size: Length 50-90 mm.

Color: A girdle of yellow glands on each segment.

Head narrow in front, wide behind with two short tentacles in front. 4 eyes varying considerably in size, according to the state of maturity. Jaws slender. Posterior feet not materially altered. Dorsal ramus with 3 slender lobes persisting in the posterior feet. Ventral ramus with setigerous lobe trifid in the anterior and middle feet, bifid in the posterior ones. Ventral falcigerous bristles homogomph, with long, knife-like, ciliate terminal piece. There are no posterior dorsal homogomph falcate bristles.
Male Heteronereis with 3 distinct regions.


Synonym (s)
Nereis glandicincta Southern, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1989-1991, 2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.72) (Long: 83.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Junput INDIA (Record: 00/07/2000-00/06/2002)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Talsari INDIA (Record: 00/07/2000-00/06/2002)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Kerala, Kochi Coast INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994, 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server version 0.03 Ohio State University, USA Available at - http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu:8880/hymenoptera/nomenclator.home_page
  • Kumar, RS (2002) Biomass, horizontal zonation and vertical stratification of polychaete fauna in the littoral sediment of Cochin estuarine mangrove habitat, south west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 31 100-107 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Kumar, RS (1995) Macrobenthos in the mangrove ecosystem of Cochin backwaters, Kerala (southwest coast of India) Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 24 56-61 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Serebiah, JS; Stella, C and Kadhar, AA (2008) Assessment of benthos in the subtidal area of Thondi (Palk Bay), southeast Tamilnadu- GIS based explication Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 279-296 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
  • Chandra, A and Chakraborty, SK (2008) Distribution, density and community ecology of macrobenthic intertidal polychaetes in the coastal tract of Midnapore, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 7-16 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
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, RS (1999) New record of five annelids (Class: Polychaeta) from the mangrove habitat of the south west coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 41(1&2) 116-118 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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