Dendronereides gangetica   Misra,  1999 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium deeply indented, with 2 short tapered antennae. Tentacular cirri 4 pairs, longest pair reaching setiger 4. Pharynx eversible with soft papillae on both rings. Biramous parapodia with 3 conical notopodial ligules and a short acicular lobe; neuropodium with bluntly bifid presetal lobe and short rounded postsetal lobe. Branchial filaments arranged in whorl commencing from setiger 10 and extending up to setiger 38.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy


• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 15/08/1993)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 15/08/1993)
• West Bengal, Sunderbans, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Mooriganga Creek INDIA (Record: 18/08/1983)
• West Bengal, Nurpur INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 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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