Polydora normalis   Day,  1957 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium deeply notched anteriorly, caruncle extending up to setiger 4. Eyes absent. Branchiae commencing from setiger 7-9 as slender filaments, continuing nearly to the posterior end. Parapodia of first setiger each with reduced notopodium in the form of a papilla and a well developed neuropodial lamella. Parapodia of succeeding setigers each with notopodium protecting as a broad acicular lobe, neuropodium having superior and inferior presetal lamellae and a median rounded postsetal lobe.

Synonym (s)
Polydora normalis Day, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 17/11/1982)
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA (Record: 07/10/1982)
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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