Chloeia parva   Baird,  1868 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Image copyrights: Teresa Zubi

Size: Length 20-100 mm; Width 18 mm

Dark marks in the forms of Roman T arranged in a row along middle of the dorsum. Body tapering posteriorly. The canuncle extends to the anterior part of the 6th segment and its crest is surmounted with a black wavy line.

Synonym (s)
Chloeia parva Baird, 1870
Chloeia parva Fauvel, 1932
Chloeia parva Hartman, 1959
Chloeia parva Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Chloeia merguiensis Beddard, 1887
Chloeia parva Fauvel, 1953
Chloeia merguinensis Beddard, 1889
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 00/06/1975) (Depth: -(18.28-73.15) mts)
• Gulf of Oman
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Arabian Gulf
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli River Mouth INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 11/01/1926)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Srikrishnadhas, B; Murugesan, P and Khan, SA (1998) Polychaetes of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University, Parangipettai 110 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Starfish Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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