Pisione africana   Day,  1963 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Pisionidae

Description
Size: 12.0 – 15.0 mm.

Small thread-like worms with 50-70 setigerous segments. Prostomium with 2 pairs of cephalic tentacles and completely enveloped by the peristomial segment. Two pairs of fused eyes and two pairs of buccal jaws present. Peristomial segment with a pair of large palps and two pairs of biarticulate tentacular cirri. Dorsal cirrus of second setiger enlarged. Normal parapodia with subequal dorsal and ventral cirri. Two internal acicula and 5 setae present on parapodia. One seta with expanded blade, others with falcigerous blades.

Reproductive organs unknown.


Synonym (s)
Pisione africana Day, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Manalmelkudi (Lat: 10.42) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Varadharajan, D; Soundarapandian, P; Gunalan, B and Babu, R (2010) Seasonal abundance of macro benthic composition and diversity along the south east coast of India European Journal of Applied Sciences IDOSI Publications 2 (1) 1-5 Available at - www.idosi.org/ejas/2(1)10/1.pdf

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