Rhynchonerella fulgens   Grube,  1870 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 8-20 mm.

Color: Transparent with red eyes; brownish red segmental glands.

About 60-80 segments. Median tentacle spindle shaped; 2 pairs of longer, finger like lateral tentacles. Proboscis with about 12 short, sub equal papillae. The dorsal cirrus of the 3rd segment longer and directed forward, the ventral one very small. From the first setigerous segment all feet well developed, with lanceolate dorsal cirrus; ventral cirrus smaller, oval. Anterior feet with several simple acicular setae and few compound setae; next long, slender, compound setae and a lower acicular one. Male with large nephridial papillae under feet 10-13.

Synonym (s)
Rhynchonerella fulgens Fauvel, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at - http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/resources/speciechklist/reptile.php
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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