Dendronereis dayi   Misra,  1999 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium deeply cleft, with 2 short antennae, basally broad palps, and 3 pairs of eyes. Tentacular cirri 4 pairs, longest reaching setiger 9. Pharynx eversible with soft papilae on both rings. Biramous parapodia with 3 notopodial ligules and a short anterior setigerous lobe; neuropodium with 2 anterior digitiform lobes and 1-2 small lobes between them. Branchial filaments unipinnately arranged, commencing from setiger 8 and extending up to 21.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Bhangatushkhali INDIA (Record: 14/03/1975)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 12/07/1980)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 17/11/1982)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• 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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