Pectinaria (Pectinaria) antipoda   Schmarda  1861 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Body large, stout 58 mm long, with an anterior operculum and three body regions. Cephalic region with 4 segments, thorax with three and abdomen with 14 segments. Opercular margin smooth, ventrally with a fan of stout golden paleae and ventrolaterally with the first pair of tentacular cirri; a cephalic veil and numerous buccal tentacles. Second cephalic segment with second pair of tentacular cirri, third and fourth with lamellated gills. Three thoracic segments with capillary notosetae only. Thirteen abdominal segments uncinigerous, last one with only notosetae.

Synonym (s)
Pectinaria antipoda Schmarda 1861

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1/1/1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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