Phyllodoce malmgreni   Gravier,  1900 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Phyllodocidae

Description
Size: Length 40-70 mm

Color: Back yellowish, with a dark spot on each segment, green in life with a double row of black spots.

Prostomium heart-shaped. Tentacular cirri long, subulate. Papillae of the base of the proboscis more or less conical, scattered in numerous irregular longitudinal rows. Dorsal cirri sub-rectangular or sub-rhomboidal. Body slender.


Synonym (s)
Phyllodoce malmgreni Gravier, 1900
Phyllodoce malmgreni Fauvel, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Red Sea
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Orissa, Subarnarekha estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Srikrishnadhas, B; Murugesan, P and Khan, SA (1998) Polychaetes of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University, Parangipettai 110 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
  • 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
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2010) Benthic polychaetes as good indicators of anthropogenic impact Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR 39(2) 201-211 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2011) Temporal variability of macrofauna from a disturbed habitat in Zuari estuary, west coast of India Environ Monit Assess Springerlink 173 65-78 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t413027551266727/fulltext.pdf
  • Srikrishnadhas, B; Ramamoorthi, K and Balasubrahmanyan, K (1987) Polychaetes of Porto Novo waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 134-139 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Musale, AS and Desai, DV (2011) Distribution and abundance of macrobenthic polychaetes along the south Indian coast Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 178(1-4) 423-436 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1701-3
  • Mitra, S (2010) Habitat and population density of Lingula anatina (Brachiopoda) - A living fossil from subarnarekha estuary, orissa Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 140 Available at - NIO,Goa

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