Spio bengalensis   Willey,  1908 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Spionidae

Description
Prostomium slightly emarginate anteriorly, being narrow posteriorly, extending back to setiger 1 as a narrow keel. Eye 2 pairs. Branchiae 12-15 pairs, cirriform, last 2 or 3 pairs smaller than others. Postsetal lamellae broad and triangular in branchial region, decreasing in prominence and becoming very inconspicuous in postbranchial region. Notosetae capillaries throughout. Neurosetae capillaries anteriorly; bidentate hooded hooks from setiger 28 onwards; one sabre seta at inferior edge of each neuropodium from setiger 12 onwards.


Synonym (s)
Spio bengalensis Willey, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Khan, AS and Murugesan, P (2005) Polychaete diversity in Indian estuaries Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India, in association with Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, INDIA 34(1) 114-119 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1548
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 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
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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