Harmothoe ampullifera   (Grube)  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20-30 mm

Prostomium without frontal peaks, tentacles and cirri papillated. Lateral tentacles inserted somewhat ventrally. Elytra fringed, with small papillae and large vesicles in concentric rows. Dorsal setae arching, ventricillate spinulose. Ventral setae bidentate. Long nephridial papillae and conspicuous ventral lamellae. Closely related to Harmothoe imbricata.

Synonym (s)
Harmothoe ampullifera Fauvel 1911
Polynoe ampullifera Grube 1878
Lepidonotus ampulliferus Gravier 1901
Paralepidonotus ampulliferus Horst 1917

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA

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
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nagarjuna, A; Kumar,NVN; Kalarani, V and Reddy, DC (2010) Aquatic and avian biodiversity of Pulicat brackish water lake and ecological degradation World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI Publications 2 (2) 118-123 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms2%282%2910/8.pdf

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