Nereis anchylochaeta   Horst  1924 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Dorsal ramus of the anterior feet with 3 subequal ligules. In the middle and posterior feet, very large simple hooks in the upper and lower ventral bundle and small compound heterogomph falcigerous bristles. The simple hooks are large falcate bristles whose terminal piece is fused with the shaft. All transitional stages are met with between the clearly compound bristles and the large simple hooks.

Synonym (s)
Nereis anchylochaeta Horst 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)

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

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