Prionospio pinnata [Status Unaccepted]   Ehlers,  1901 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Spionidae

Description
Size: Length 50 mm

Color: White

Prostomium bluntly pointed and enclosed between two upturned membranous wing-like lateral expansions of the peristome. Four pairs of large pinnate gills beginning on the first setigerous segment. Gills of the second pair generally smaller. This species is characteristic by its prominent pinnate gills.


Synonym (s)
Prionospio pinnata Ehlers 1901
Prionospio pinnata Monro 1937
Prionospio pinnata Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994, 1995)
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri (Lat: 17.01) (Long: 73.25) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.46) (Long: 73.65) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Karnataka, Karwar (Lat: 14.84) (Long: 73.91) INDIA (Record: 01/2006)
• Maharashtra, Mahim Creek (Lat: 19.03) (Long: 72.82) INDIA (Record: 11/1979-12/1980)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Rajapur Bay INDIA (Record: 03/1989, 09/1989, 01/1990)
• Goa, Miramar INDIA (Record: 10/2000)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kannur INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kozhikode INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Pondicherry INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)

Literature Source(s)
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