Opisthosyllis australis   Aungener,  1913 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Syllidae

Description
Size: Length 18-20 mm

Body plump, rounded dorsally, covered with small globular papillae. A well marked nuchal flap (hood). Pharynx with a posterior tooth in the 13th segment. Prostomium oval. 2 pairs of eyes. Dorsal cirri long, with 38-40 articles. Ventral cirri finger shaped. Parapodia with small globular papillae. Falciform end pieces of the setae rather long and bidentate in the anterior feet; they become shorter and unidentate posteriorly and are mixed with stout simple setae in the median and posterior regions.


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• INDIA
• SRI LANKA

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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-15

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