Neanthes meggitti   (Monro,  1931) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium short, quadrangular, as broad as long. Pharynx eversible with paragnaths on both rings. Notopodia with 3 conical pointed subequal ligules; neuropodia with 2 unequal lobes. Median notopodial ligule gradually decreasing in size and disappear after setiger 28-30. Notosetae homogomph spinigers, and neurosetae homo- and heterogomph spinigers and heterogomph falcigers.

Synonym (s)
Nereis (Neanthes) meggitti Monro, 1931
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Raichak INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 06/03/1984)
• West Bengal, Teropekhya INDIA (Record: 07/03/1984)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 11/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 21/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 25/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Hugli, Uttarpara Library Ghat INDIA (Record: 12/06/1986)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary 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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