Terebellides stroemi   Sars,  1835 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Head of Terebellides stroemi

Size: 30-60 mm. by 2-8 mm.

Body rather short, 50-60 segments. 18 thoracic setigerous segments. Eyes absent. A single gill, with a stout stem bearing four pectinate lobes with reniform lamellae. It is inserted on segments 3-4. Segments 3 to 6 have, ventrally, a free anterior border. Dorsal setae commence on the third segment. Uncini of the sixth setigerous are long, acicular, geniculate, unidentate hooks, those of the next twelve segments end in a blunt tip with small denticles above. Abdominal uncini avicular, with a short base and transverse rows of teeth above the main fang. Abdominal pinnules distinct. Tube membranous, coated wih mud.

Synonym (s)
Aponobranchus perrieri Hartman, 1974
Terebellides stroemi Amoureux et al., 1978
Terebellides stroemi Hartman, 1974
Terebellides stroemi Holthe, 1986
Terebellides stroemi Kiseleva, 1971
Terebellides stroemi Mohammad, 1980
Terebellides stroemi Rosenfeldt, 1989
Terebellides stroemi Sars, 1835
Terebellides stroemi Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Terebellides stroemii Mohammad, 1971
Aponobranchus perrieri Gravier, 1905
(Subjective synonym)
Corephorus elegans Grube, 1846
Terebellides carnea Bobretzky, 1881
(Subjective synonym)
Terebellides eurystethus Chamberlin, 1919
(Subjective synonym)
Terebellides pacifica Kinberg, 1866
(Subjective synonym)
Terebellides ypsilon Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea 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
  • 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
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • Eibye-Jacobson, D (Ed) (2002) Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Polychaetes of the Andaman Sea, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Department of Fisheries, Thailand, 3 June-27 August 1997 Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication no. 24 Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand 424 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dhargalkar, V and Ingole, B (2005) Survey of inventorization of coastal biodiversity at three estuarine sites along the central west coast of India 1 Available at - NCL, 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wormlab, University of Hawaii at Manoa Available at - http://www2.hawaii.edu/~wormlab/index.htm
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2010) Benthic polychaetes as good indicators of anthropogenic impact Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR 39(2) 201-211 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2011) Temporal variability of macrofauna from a disturbed habitat in Zuari estuary, west coast of India Environ Monit Assess Springerlink 173 65-78 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t413027551266727/fulltext.pdf
  • Jayaraj, KA; Josia, J and Kumar, PKD (2008) Infaunal Macrobenthic Community of Soft Bottom Sediment in a Tropical Shelf Journal of Coastal Research CERF 24(3) 708–718 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints08/J_Coast_Res_24_708.pdf
  • 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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