Onuphis holobranchiata   Marenzeller,  1879 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 40 mm.

Color: Transverse pigment streaks on the anterior segments.

Gills all simple, beginning on the first foot. Eyes more or less conspicuous. Pseudo-compound bristles on the first four feet, with bi-dentate or tri-dentate terminal piece.

Synonym (s)
Nothria holobranchiata Amoureux, 1983
Nothria holobranchiata Hartman, 1974
Onuphis (Nothria) holobranchiata Kiseleva, 1971
Onuphis holobranchiata Fauchald, 1982
Onuphis holobranchiata Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Onuphis holobranchiata Marenzeller, 1879

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Vijayakumar, R; Ansari, ZA and Parulekar, AH (1991) Benthic fauna of Kakinada bay and backwaters, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 195-199 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/3190/2/Indian_J_Mar_Sci_20_195.pdf
  • 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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