Spirobranchus giganteus corniculatus   (Grube)  1862 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Sabellida
Family:Serpulidae

Description
Size: Length 45-50 mm.

Body with 4-6 whorls of branchial radioles, bright red. Opercular peduncle broad with elongated oval win. Operculum simple, with 2-3 spines originating from a common base. Collar with two smaller lateral lobes and one larger ventral lobe. Collar setae with a hispid boss at the base of the blade, spinulose distally. Thoracic notosetae limbate capillaries and neurosetae uncinus with 16-20 teeth in a single row.


Synonym (s)
Serpula (Pomatoceros) corniculata Grube 1862

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 5/1/1980)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 4/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• MOZAMBIQUE

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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