Iphione muricata   (Savigny in Lamarck,  1818) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Size: Length 10-20 mm. by 6-10

Color: Pale fawn with deep blue border (in life).

Body oval, much flattened, fully covered by 13 pairs of elytra. Prostomiun bilobed with two tentacles and four eyes. Notosetae very fine, numerous. Neurosetae stout with smooth, curved apical portion. Dorsal setae extremely fine, in dense clusters. Ventral setae stout, with a smooth curved tip. A facial tubercles. 13 pairs of elytra, uniform, deeply notched, their surface divided up into polygonal areas and these again into numerous secondary areoles. The posterior margins bears large spinous tubercles.

Synonym (s)
Polynoe muricata Savigny, 1818
Eumolpe muricata (Savigny in Lamarck, 1818)
(Objective synonym)
Iphione fimbriata Quatrefages, 1866
(Subjective synonym)
Iphione fustis Hoagland, 1920
(Subjective synonym)
Iphione glabra Quatrefages, 1866
(Subjective synonym)
Norepa peronea (Schmarda, 1861)
(Objective synonym)
Polynoe muricata Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
(Objective synonym)
Polynoe peronea Schmarda, 1861
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 17/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Zanzibar TANZANIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (1988) Research Institute of Marine Invertebrates Available at - http://www.rimi.or.jp/english/indexen.html
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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