Nereis reducta   Southern  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 50 mm. 96 segments.

Color: Head and anterior segments pale brown.

Body narrow; palps long and pointed. Eyes small; tentacular cirri rather short. Anterior feet with short fusiform, dorsal and ventral cirri, two upper and two lower lobes. In the posterior feet the upper dorsal lobe is much reduced in size and is smaller than the median ligule. The dorsal setae are few and median ligule. The dorsal setae are few and the spinous heterogomph setae occur singly in the middle and posterior segments. The falcate setae have tips nearly straight and of medium size.

Synonym (s)
Nereis reducta Hartmann-Schroder 1960
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Orissa, Chilika Lake 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

Page last updated on:2009-07-27

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