Phascolosoma albolineatum   (Baird)  1868 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phascolosomatidea

Trunk 20-50 mm long, thin-skinned and tapering posteriorly. Introvert about three-fourths of the trunk in length, with irregular brown bands and rings of hooks. Apex of hooks at right angle to main axis. Tentacles 14-18 in number, arranged nearly in a ring dorsal to mouth enclosing the nuchal organ. Longitudinal muscle layer grouped into 20-23 bands. Retractor muscles two pairs. Spindle muscle attached posteriorly. Nephridia about half as long as the trunk and opening almost at the anal level.

Synonym (s)
Phascolosoma albolineatum Baird 1868
Phascolosoma albolineatum Cutler, Cutler and Nishikawa 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 7/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 8/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/2/1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Haldar, BP (1991) Sipuncula State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 167-183 Available at - NIO, Goa

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