Pontogenia nuda   Horst,  1917 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

No dorsal felt. Long skin papillae. 15 pairs of elytra. Paleae rather broad, faintly curved, showing two rows of cusps, lying at some distance from one another and cup shaped. A dorsal fascicle of capillary setae. Teeth of the bifurcated apex of the ventral setae obtuse and short.

Pontogenia nuda differs from the Pontogenia chrysocoma in the absence of a dorsal felt and with its paleae more bodly serrated.

Synonym (s)
Pontogenia nuda Horst, 1917

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Off Cape Negrais MYANMAR (Depth: -73.15 mts)

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

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