Nereis chilkaensis [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 40-100 mm. about 80 segments.

Head considerably narrower in front than behind. Prostomium projecting a little in front between the tentacles. Palps large and stout. Posterior tentacular cirri reaching back to 6-8th and even 12th segment. Anterior feet, dorsal ramus with a long cirrus, three ligules; ventral ramus with a long cirrus, three ligules; ventral ramus with a fillet produced outwards into two conical lobes, a blunt ligule and a short ventral cirrus. In the posterior feet, the dorsal ramus is relatively larger and more prominent than the ventral ramus, but the upper ligule is not enlarged and foliaceous. Falcate heterogomph setae with moderately long, terminal pieces smooth at the tip, spinose below. There are no dorsal homogomph falcigerous bristles in the posterior feet.


Synonym (s)
Nereis chilkaensis Southern, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994, 1995)
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA
• 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
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  • 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
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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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