Eunice marenzelleri   Gravier,  1900 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 120-140 mm. by 5 mm.

Color: uniform red-brown.

Antennae and tentacular cirri smooth. Gill filaments simple, commencing from setiger 24, extending up to posterior end. Dorsal cirri resembling gill filaments, gradually decreasing backwards. Acicular setae brown, bidentate. Comb setae and composite falcigers present.

Synonym (s)
Eunice marenzelleri Amoureux et al., 1978
Eunice marenzelleri Fauchald, 1992
Eunice marenzelleri Fauvel, 1918
Eunice marenzelleri Fauvel, 1953
Eunice marenzelleri Fauvel, 1919
Eunice marenzelleri Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Eunice marenzelleri Hartman, 1974
Eunice marenzelleri Gravier, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/01/1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Gulf of Aden
• Arabian Gulf
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Manauli Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
  • 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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