Hydroides albiceps   (Grube,  1870) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 7 mm.

Marginal teeth of the opercular funnel blunt. Central crown with 7-8 nearly erect, slightly curved virgulae and a laterally compressed, ovate, lamina dorsalis, the latter being a direct continuation of the columella and bearing a pair of broad dorso-lateral hamuli. Thoracic uncini with about 7-9 teeth. Tube quadrilateral, winding round a tube of Chaetopterus ramosus.

Synonym (s)
Eucarphus albiceps Grube, 1870
Eupomatus albiceps (Grube, 1870)
(Objective synonym)
Hydroides exaltatus vesiculosus Fauvel, 1919
(Subjective synonym)
Hydroides multispinosa ternatensis Fischli, 1903
(Subjective synonym)
Eupomatus albiceps Grube, 1969
Hydroides albiceps Fauvel, 1953
Serpula (Eupomatus) albiceps Grube, 1870
(Objective synonym)
Serpula (Hydroides) multispinosa ternatensis Fischli, 1903
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Open Sea


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Manauli Island 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
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.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
  • 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

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