Ganganereis sootai   Misra,  1999 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium partly withdrawn into tentacular segment, with deep groove. Palps with dialated and segmented palpophores. Tentacular cirri 4 pairs, longest pair reaching setiger 17. Pharynx eversible with horny papillae on maxillary ring and soft papilae on oral ring. Biramous parapodia with 2 notopodial ligules; neuropodium with 2 presetal lobes and a postsetal lobe.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sunderbans, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 22/01/1987)
• West Bengal, Champatala INDIA (Record: 27/06/1983)
• West Bengal, Naraharipur INDIA (Record: 10/11/1982)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Gangasagar INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas 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
  • Sarkar, SK; Bhattacharya, A; Giri, S; Bhattacharya, B; Sarkar, D; ChandraNayak, D and Chattopadhaya, AK (2005) Spatiotemporal variation in benthic polychaetes (Annelida) and relationships with environmental variables in a tropical estuary Wetlands Ecology and Management 13 55-67 Available at -
  • 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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