Lysidice collaris   Grube,  1870 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 50-150 mm.

Color: Preserved specimens are generally more or less completely colorless or light brown. Sometimes there are still traces of the white ring near the anterior end.

Eyes reniform or semilunar. Lysidice fallax Ehlers, often met with, like the "Palolo" worm, in swarms, is probably the epitocous condition of L. collaris, with large eyes, provided with a lens.

Synonym (s)
Lycidice lunae Kinberg, 1865
(Subjective synonym)
Lycidice pectinifera Kinberg, 1865
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice fallax Ehlers, 1898
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice fusca Treadwell, 1922
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice parva Treadwell, 1922
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice robusta Stimpson, 1856
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice sulcata Treadwell, 1901
(Subjective synonym)
Lysidice collaris Marenzeller, 1879

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • A guide to Singapore Polychaetes Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at -
  • 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
  • Ghosh, A (1963) On a collection of polychaeta from the south-east coast of India with a new eunicid record Journal of the marine biological associaiton of India The marine biological association of India 5(2) 239-245 Available at - NIO, Goa

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