Nereis longilingulis   Monro,  1937 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 45 mm. by 2 mm. 80 setigers.

Body much tapered behind. Head longer than broad, not incised between the tentacles. Palps stout, about equal to the tentacles. Anterior feet with two triangular lobes in each ramus, median feet with two dorsal flagelliform languets longer than the dorsal cirrus; in the ventral ramus the lips of the chaeta-sac and the ventral languets are prolonged into a long slender process. At the 70th setiger all the languets are slender, but very much reduced in length. Ventral hemigomph falcigers with a long, straight blade, shorter in the posterior feet. There are no dorsal homogomph falcigers.

Synonym (s)
Neanthes longilingulis Hartman, 1974
Nereis longilingulis Fauvel, 1953
Nereis longilingulis Hartman, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Arabian Sea

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 -
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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