Eunice savignyi   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 60-70 mm. by 3-4 mm.

Color: Brown-yellow, iridescent.

Tentacles articulate. Gills beginning on the 3rd or 4th feet and disappear from about 80th segment. Yellow bidentate acicular setae. The edge of the lagrum is prominent, white and toothed.

Synonym (s)
Eunice savignyi Fauvel, 1932
Eunice savignyi Fauvel, 1953
Eunice savignyi Hartman, 1974 b
Eunice savignyi Fauchald, 1992 a
Eunice savignyi Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Maharashtra, Dabhol INDIA (Record: 12/1994, 12/1996)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Persian Gulf

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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ingole, BS; Rodrigues, N and Ansari, ZA (2002) Macrobenthic communities of the coastal waters of Dabhol, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 31 93-99 Available at -
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • 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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