Saccocirrus krusadensis   Alikuhni,  1948 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:
Family:Saccocirridae

Description
Size: Length 10.0 mm. Tentacles 1.0 mm long.

Minute worms, white in color with 100-120 segments, the last 2 being achaetous. Head triangular with a pair of long tentacles, 2 conspicuous brown eyes and 2 ciliated nuchal organs. Pygidium deeply bifurcated into 2 long caudal lobes. Each caudal lobe bears 5-8 rows of ventral adhesive papillae. Anal cirri absent. Pharyngeal ventral muscular pad present. Parapodia with 3 types of setae, namely, long papillary setae with bifurcate tips, medium setae with broad tips and short setae with blunt tips. Bifid tip of long setae asymmetrical.

Sexes separate. Gonads developed only on the left side of the digestive tract from twenty fourth segment backwards.


Synonym (s)
Saccocirrus krusadensis Alikunhi, 1948

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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