Scalisetosus pellucidus   (Ehlers)  1864 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length12-30mm

Color: Body translucent, yellowish with a chequered brown pattern on the back. Elytra dotted with white, yellow, pink or purple.

Elytra and cirri very easily detached. The anterior pairs of eyes larger and wide apart. Tentacles and cirri with filiform tip and clavate papillae. Elytra round or oval, very transparent and delicate, with small cylindrical or clavate papillae; not fringed. Dorsal setae shorter than the ventral ones, curved with several cusps on the convex side and tip faintly bifid. Ventral setae with a short enlargement, a semilunar cusp, or spinous pouch and a bidentate tip.

Synonym (s)
Scalisetosus pellucidus Fauvel 1923

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1953)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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