Pista typha   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 45 mm.

Small tubicolous species. Branchiae 2 pairs on segments 2 and 3; branchial filaments arranged in whorl. Semicircular lateral lobes also on segments 2 and 3. Thoracic setigers 17. Uncini of the first segment with long, slender chitinised basal shafts, reducing in size afterwards. All uncini with strongly crested heads. 17 thoracic setigerous segments. Two pairs of unequal gills with a long stem an oval whorled tuft of filaments. Semicircular lateral lobes on the 2nd and 3rd segments. Uncini of the first segments witha long and slender basal shaft. Rather long nephridial papillae are conspicuous on the 3rd and 4th setigerous segments.

Synonym (s)
Terebella (Pista) typha Grube, 1878
(Homotypic synonym)
Terebella (Pista) typha Grube, 1878
Tererbella (Pista) typha Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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