Hydroides exaltatus   (Marenzeller,  1885) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: About 20 mm.

Color: Body dull green.

The inner funnel of the operculum is raised on a short column and has 8-9 strong hook like spines, without secondary processes, except at the base, the dorsal one is twice as large as the others and bends suddenly at a right angle over the top of them.

Synonym (s)
Eupomatus exaltatus Marenzeller, 1884
Eupomatus exaltatus Mohammad, 1971
Eupomatus exaltatus Pixell, 1913
Hydroides exaltatus Amoureux et al., 1978
Hydroides exaltatus Fiege & Sun, 1999
Eupomatus exaltatus Marenzeller, 1885

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Gulf
• Red Sea
• Palk Bay 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
  • 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • 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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