Eubonellia valida   Fisher,  1946 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Echiuroidea

Body oval in shape and grayish white in color measuring 30 mm in length and 16 mm across the broadest part. The robust proboscis is separated from the trunk; it is fleshy and white in color measuring 24 mm in length and over 15 mm at the anterior tip which is the broadest part. The anterior margin of the proboscis is wavy and with two small lobes. The lateral margins fold inward making the proximal half of the proboscis somewhat tubular. Ventral hooks are absent. Body wall is thick and covered with flattened papillae of irregular outline. Also there are transverse wrinkles in the trunk. Near the junction of the proboscis and the trunk genital pore is distinguishable in the form of a pit.

Single gonoduct is cylindrical and broad; gonostome terminal, gonostomal funnel borne on a narrow stalk. Anal vesicles are two wide sacs bearing sessile funnels and opening into the cloacal chamber by a single opening.

Synonym (s)
Eubonellia valida Fisher, 1946
Eubonellia valida Stephen & Edmonds, 1972

Common Name (s)
• Spoon Worm (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Alfred, JRB; Das, AK and Sanyal, AK (Eds.) (1998) Faunal diversity in India ZSI, Calcutta 1-497 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Haldar, BP and Dattagupta, AK (1991) Echiura State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 185-197 Available at - NIO, Goa

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