Pseudopolydora kempi   (Southern,  1921) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Prostomium faintly notched anteriorly with a posterior occipital papilla. Eyes 2 pairs. First setiger without notosetae. Branchiae 10-11 pairs from setiger 7. Setiger 5 with normal notopodial capillaries, double rows of specialized setae and normal neuropodial setae. Specialized setae include an anterior row of short bilimbate capillaries with broad wings tapering rapidly and a posterior row of stout, simple hooks with curved tips. Bidentate hooded hooks from neuropodium of setiger 8. No specialized notosetae in posterior setigers. Pygidium small and saucer-like.

Synonym (s)
Carazzia kempi Amoureux, 1983
Polydora (Carazzia) kempi Southeren, 1921
Pseudopolydora kempi Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Polydora (Carazzia) kempi Southern, 1921
(Objective synonym)
Polydora kempi Southern, 1921
Polydora (Carazzia) kempi Southern, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, Calcutta (Lat: 22.53) (Long: 88.42) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Salcete (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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