Eunice afra afra   Peters,  1855 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Eunicida
Family:Eunicidae

Description
Size: Length 150-210 mm.

Body cylindrical. Antennae smooth, tentacular cirri shorter than peristome. Gills from setiger 25-26, continuing up to hind end of body, with 10-12 filaments in mid-body region. Acicular setae dark brown and faintly bidentate.


Synonym (s)
Eunice afra Peters, 1854

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 19/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Red Sea
• MADAGASCAR
• SEYCHELLES
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island 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
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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