Euphrosyne myrtosa   Savigny in Lamarck  1818 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Amphinomida
Family:Euphrosinidae

Description
Size: Length 10-20 mm by 5 mm

Color: In life pink or red

Body oval, 36-43 segments. Median tentacles blunt, with a broad base. Lateral tentacles very small. 6-8 branchial tufts in each transverse row, with terminal divisions blunt or tapering, not enlarged. Transverse rows of dorsal furcate setae of two kinds:
1) With unequal smooth limbs, and
2) Serrated “ringent” bristles.
Ventral setae with straight, smooth unequal limbs.


Synonym (s)
Euphrosyne myrtosa Savigny 1820

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sarma, ALN (1977) The phytal fauna of Sargassum off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(3) 741-755 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2009-06-17

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