Nereis indica   Kinberg  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 50 mm.

Tentacular cirri short. Dorsal ramus of the anterior feet trilobed. Posterior feet not modified, their upper ligule is not strongly enlarged. Ventral heterogomph falcigerous bristles with sickle shaped terminal pieces. There are no posterior dorsal homogomph falcigerous bristles.

Synonym (s)
Nereis indica Kinberg 1865

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair beach INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 2007)

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 -
  • Jayaraj, KA; Sheeba, P; Jacob, J; Revichandran, C; Arun, PK; Praseeda, KS; Nisha, PA and Rasheed, KA (2007) Response of infaunal macrobenthos to the sediment granulometry in a tropical continental margin-southwest coast of India Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 77(4) 743-754 Available at -

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