Pista robustiseta   Caullery,  1915 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 20-30 mm.

Body with 17 thoracic setigers. Tentacular lobe short. Lateral lobes on first three segments. Uncini from setiger 2 with a stout, broad and long shaft in first segment, becoming more slender afterward. 17 thoracic setigerous segments. Two pairs of unequal gills with a long stem and an oval whorled tuft of filaments. Semicircular lateral lobes on the 2nd and 3rd segments. Uncini of the first segments with a long and slender basal shaft. Rather long nephridial papillae are conspicuous on the 3 rd and 4 th setigerous segments.

Synonym (s)
Pista robustiseta Caullery, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gulf of Oman

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
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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