Aphrodita talpa   Quatrefages,  1866 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 15-30 mm by 13-25 mm

Dorsal bristles with a slender end. Lateral capillary setae lusterless or very faintly iridescent, more or less densely coated with cylinders of mud. Ventral setae hairy, without any hook or spur.

Synonym (s)
Aphrodita talpa Fauvel, 1932
Aphrodita talpa Fauvel, 1953
Aphrodita talpa Hutchings & McRae, 1993
Aphrodite talpa Quatrefages, 1866
(Variant spelling)
Aphrodita talpa Quatrefages, 1865
Aphrodita castanea Moore, 1910
Aphrodita longipalpa Essenberg, 1917

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Orissa INDIA
• West Coast, Malabar INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea
• Gulf of Oman

Literature Source(s)
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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