Pherecardia striata   (Kinberg,  1857) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Amphinomida
Family:Amphinomidae

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Description
Size: Length 50 mm.

Single dorsal cirri on each notopodium. Notosetae long, smooth, with capillaries and a few harpoon setae posteriorly. Neurosetae thick with pointed tips and with finely serrated apical portion.

Bristle-like setae deliver a painful sting and become embedded in the skin.


Synonym (s)
Hermodice striata Kinberg 1857
Eucarunculata grubei Malaquin & Dehorne, 1907
(Subjective synonym)
Eucarunculata grubei gracilis Potts, 1909
(Subjective synonym)
Hermodice distincta Hoagland, 1920
(Subjective synonym)
Hermodice pennata Treadwell, 1906
(Subjective synonym)
Hermodice pennata tutuilensis Treadwell, 1926
Hermodice striata Kinberg, 1857
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 03/01/1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 08/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• MADAGASCAR

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
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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