Spio filicornis   (Muller,  1776) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Color: It is pink in color, with a brown gut and cream flecks laterally.

Spio filicornis is a small bristleworm up to 3 cm long. Its body is divided into between 80 and 90 segments. Spio filicornis has a short, stout, pointed prostomium with short palps.

Synonym (s)
Euspio mesnili McIntosh, 1915
(Heterotypic synonym)
Nereis filicornis Müller, 1776
Spio filicornis picta Zachs, 1933
(Heterotypic synonym)
Spio gattyi McIntosh, 1909
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo 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
  • MarLIN: Marine life information network Biology and sensitivity key information sub-programme [on-line] Available at - http://www.marlin.ac.uk/
  • Centre for Marine Biodiversity Available at - http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/cmb
  • 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
  • Centre for Marine Biodiversity Available at - http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/cmb

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