Onuphis (Nothria) conchylega   Sars  1835 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Eunicida
Family:Onuphidae

Description
Size: Length 50-75 mm.

Prostomium small, globular. Gills simple appearing from setiger 9, setiger 1-3 greatly enlarged, projecting forward, each with stout setigerous lobe, very small dorsal and ventral cirri. Anterior 3-4 setigers with three stout pseudo-compound hooks with bidentate tips. Succeeding setigers with few winged capillaries and pectinate setae with 10-12 fine teeth. Acicular setae stout, with bidentate tips.


Synonym (s)
Onuphis (Nothria) conchylega Sars 1835

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 12/2/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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


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