Platynereis fuscorubida   (Grube,  1878) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 20-50 mm.

Color: Dark pedal glands.

In the atocous condition this species is very close to Pl. Dumerilli. The chief difference lie in the armature of the proboscis. There is a small row of paragnaths in the groups VI a rectangular cluster, instead of the usual two rows. Such slight differences are hardly of specific value but , on the other hand, the proboscis agrees tolerably well with that of Pl. polyscalma, whose atocous condition is still unknown. Pl. fusco-rubida might, perhaps, be this atocous condition, as Pl. pulchella is the atocous condition of a Heteronereis quite distinct from Pl. dumerilli.

Synonym (s)
Nereis (Platynereis) fusco-rubida Grube, 1878
Platynereis fuscorubida Fauvel, 1911
Platynereis fuscorubida Fauvel, 1953

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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