Eulalia viridis   (Johnston,  1829) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Size: Length 50-150 mm by 2-3 mm

Color: Bright green

Prostomium rounded. Median tentacle longer, inserted between the eyes. Very long proboscis beset with very numerous small papillae. Tentacular cirri cylindrical or slightly spindle shaped, inserted on 3 distinct segments. Dorsal cirri elongated, lanceolate. Compound setae with rather short terminal piece. Body long and slender.

Synonym (s)
Eulalia viridis Amoureux et al., 1978
Eulalia viridis Ben-Eliahu, 1972
Eulalia viridis Fauvel, 1927
Eulalia viridis Fauvel, 1933
Eulalia viridis Mohammad, 1971
Eulalia viridis Pleijel, 1991
Nereis viridis Linnaeus, 1767
Eulalia (Eumida) microceros Claparede, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eulalia annulata Verrill, 1873
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eulalia aurea Gravier, 1896
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eulalia brevisetis Saint-Joseph, 1899
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eulalia ornata Saint-Joseph, 1888
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eulalia virens Ehlers, 1864
(Heterotypic synonym)
Eumidia vivida Verrill, 1873
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lycoris viridis Johnston, 1829
Phyllodoce clavigera Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Phyllodoce gervillei Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Arabian Gulf
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Fauna of Mahanadi estuary: Orissa ZSI, Kolkatta 218 pp
  • 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 -
  • Sarma, ALN (1977) The phytal fauna of Sargassum off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(3) 741-755 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • European Marine Life Available at -
  • 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 -

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