Goniadides aciculata   Hartmann-Schroder,  1960 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Goniadidae

Description
Size: Length 4.5 mm and width 0.3 mm.

Slender worms with 40-50 setigerous segments. Prostomium conical, 8-ringed, the basal ring being the largest, while the distal one bears four 4-ringed tentacles directed anteriorly. Eyes absent. Two anal cirri occur on pygidial segment lacking parapodia. Pharynx with dark chitinous micro and macro jaws. Parapodia elongate with conical dorsal, ventral and medium cirri having finger-like tips. One simple internal seta bifid at the tip and 4 compound setae bearing terminal blades, present. Anterior segments with uniramous and posterior segments with biramous parapodia. Proboscis short and ventral in disposition.


Synonym (s)
Goniadides aciculata Hartman, 1965 a
Goniadides aciculata Hartman, 1974 b
Goniadides aciculata Amoureux, 1983 a
Goniadides aciculata Amoureux, 1983 b
Goniadides aciculata Amoureux, 1983 c

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 6/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Rao, GC and Ganapati, PN (1966) The interstitial fauna inhabiting the beach sands of Waltair coast Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 34(2) Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b75_82.pdf
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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