Hermione hystrix   (Savigny in Lamarck)  1818 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Aphroditidae

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Description
Size: Length 50-60 mm

Color: Pale brown

Body oval, flattened. Median tentacle very variable in length. Elytra smooth. Dorsal bristles erect, diverging, spear-like with lateral recurved fangs at the tip which is often enclosed in a sheath. Ventral setae bifurcated with a short limb and a longer one curved, smooth (or toothed in the anterior and posterior feet).


Synonym (s)
Hermione hystrix Fauvel 1878
Hermione malleata Grube 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Starfish Available at - http://www.starfish.ch/

Page last updated on:2009-06-09

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