Streblosoma cespitosa   (Willey,  1905) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 30 mm. by 3-4 mm.

Prostomium with eyes. Tentacles stout, plainly grooved. Branchial filaments numerous, forming dense coils. Dorsal setae narrowly limbate. First foot rather large, on the first branchial segment. Uncini from the fourth setigerous segment, they are avicular with a button like knob on the end of the manubrium. The thoracic tori graduate insensibly into the abdominal tori which are sessile, not pinnuliform. The dorsal capillary setae are absent on the posterior half of the body.

Synonym (s)
Grymaea cespitosa Fauvel, 1918
Grymaea cespitosa Willey, 1905
Streblosoma cespitosa Ben-Eliahu, 1976
Streblosoma cespitosa Ben-Eliahu & Saf, 1982
Streblosoma cespitosa Fauvel, 1955
Streblosoma cespitosa Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Streblosoma cespitosa Hartman, 1974
Streblosoma cespitosa Holthe, 1986

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Palk Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine 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 -
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -
  • 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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