Petaloproctus terricola   Quatrefages,  1866 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 150- 200 mm. by 3-4 mm.

Head rounded, without any trace of rim. Keel arched. Nuchal grooves short and diverging. 22 setigerous segments, achaetous ante annals wanting. A large ventral spine on the first three setigerous segments.

Synonym (s)
Petaloproctus terricola Fauvel, 1932
Petaloproctus terricola Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Petaloproctus terricola Fishelson, 1971
Petaloproctus terricola Mohammad, 1971
Petaloproctus terricola Mohammad, 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at -
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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