Melinna aberrans   Fauvel,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: About 20 mm. by 1 mm.

14 thoracic setigerous segments with dorsal capillary setae. At least 30 abdominal uncinigerous segments. Body slender, greatly tapering posteriorly. Prostomium broad, short, anterior border faintly lobed, without glandular ridges, and bearing on either side, a transverse row of many eye spots. Buccal segment partly sheathed into the next, which forms a ventral collar deeply notched in the middle. Buccal tentacles stout, smooth and few. Eight elongated, subulate, ringed gills crowded into two groups and bound together by a membrane reaching up to a third of their length. In the abdomen the uncinigerous pinnules are rectangular and devoid of cirriform processes. Tube membranous, cylindrical, coated with a thick layer of fine mud and sand.

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• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Channel INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at -
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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

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