Euphrosyne myrtosa   Savigny in Lamarck  1818 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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



• 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 -

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