Glycera alba   (O.F. Muller,  1776) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Glyceridae

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Description
Size: Length 60-100 mm. by 3 mm.

Color: Milk white; red in life, yellowish or dark brown or black in spirit.

Bristle worm whose body narrows towards both ends; the eversible proboscis has papillae and four jaws. The antennae are very small. Segments are subdivided into rings. Prostomium with 9 rings. Papillae of proboscis obliquely truncated. Branchiae simple, appear on the 20th foot and inserted on the dorsal edge of the foot. Parapodia with two anterior, sub-equal, triangular or cirriform lobes and two posterior lobes; the upper one triangular, shorter than the anterior, the lower rounded and still shorter.


Synonym (s)
Nereis alba Muller, 1788
Glycera alba Fauvel, 1923
Glycera albicans Quatrefages, 1850
(Subjective Synonym)
Glycera branchialis Quatrefages, 1866
(Subjective Synonym)
Glycera danica Quatrefages, 1866
(Subjective Synonym)
Nereis alba Muller, 1776
(Objective Synonym)
Glycera alba var. cochinensis Southern, 1921
Glycera alba Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Gulf of Aden
• Gulf of Oman
• Arabian Gulf
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Talsari INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2002)
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1981,1994, 1995)
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri (Lat: 17.01) (Long: 73.25) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.46) (Long: 73.65) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Karnataka, Karwar (Lat: 14.84) (Long: 73.91) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Maharashtra, Mahim Creek (Lat: 19.03) (Long: 72.82) INDIA (Record: 11/1979-12/1980)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Rajapur Bay INDIA (Record: 03/1989, 09/1989, 01/1990)
• Goa INDIA
• Goa, Miramar INDIA (Record: 10/2000)
• Maharashtra, Gholvad INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Alibag INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vijaydurg INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Harbour INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Manalmelkudi (Lat: 10.42) (Long: 79.31) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kannur INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Port INDIA (Record: 11/1996-12/1996)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Nellore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)

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