Sagitella kowalevskii   Wagner  1872 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of United Kingdom

Size: Length 5-15 mm.

Up to 30 body segments. Nuchal organs are not extended as freely projecting lobes, they are usually hidden by the pair of large foliacious cirri.

Synonym (s)
Sagitella kowalevskii Dales & Peter 1972
Sagitella kowalevskii Peter 1973
Sagitella kowalevskii Wagner 1872
Acicularia virchowii Langerhans 1877
(Heterotypic synonym)
Plotobia paucichaeta Treadwell 1943
(Heterotypic synonym)
Typhloscolex paucichaeta (Treadwell) 1943
(Homotypic synonym)
Sagitella kowalevskii Wagner 1872
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic



Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server Available at -
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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