Minuspio cirrifera   (Wiren,  1883) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Spionidae

Image copyrights: Ma Chun Ho

Description
Prostomium round anteriorly and narrow posteriorly, extending back to setiger 2-3 as a narrow keel. Branchiae from setiger 2, 10-12 pairs, all cirriform. First parapodial postsetal lamella small, somewhat rounded, latter ones being larger and leaf-like. Notopodial lamellae triangular - gradually decreasing in midbranchial region, extending across the dorsum as low dorsal ridges in postbranchial region.


Synonym (s)
Prionospio cirrifera Wiren, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• West Bengal, Canning, Taldi INDIA (Record: 28/04/1979)
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Marmagoa (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Port INDIA (Record: 11/1996-12/1996)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ho, MC Marine sedentary Polychaetes in Hong Kong Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong Available at - http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~bhworm/sedentary/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sukumaran, S and Devi, KS (2009) Polychaete diversity and its relevance in the rapid environmental assessment of Mumbai Port Current Science Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences 97(10) 1439-1444 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/3456/1/Curr_Sci_97_1439.pdf
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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