Caulleriella capensis   (Monro,  1930) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Terebellida
Family:Cirratulidae

Description
Size: Lenth 21 mm.

Body short. Prostomium short and conical with a pair of dark bars formed of 3-4 eyes. Branchial filaments 16 pairs restricted to the anterior part of the body, each filament arising close to notosetae. Capillaries in both rami throughout, unidentate acicular hooks in both rami posteriorly.


Synonym (s)
Heterocirrus caputesocis var. capensis Monro, 1930
Caulleriella afra (Augener, 1918)
(Subjective synonym)
Dodecaceria afra Augener, 1918
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 23/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep 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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