Harmothoe dictyophora   (Grube,  1878) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Polynoidae

Description
Size: Length 20-25 mm

Tentacles and cirri papillated. 15 pairs of elytra covering the back. They are divided into polygonal areas carrying chitinous spines, simple or bifurcated, and fililform papillae. Dorsal setae numerous, verticillate, spinulose. Ventral setae conspicuously bidentate. Very closely allied to Harmothoe areolata.


Synonym (s)
Parmenis reticulata McIntosh, 1924
(Subjective synonym)
Polynoe dictyophora Grube, 1878
Polynoe dictyophorus Grube 1878
(Objective synonym)
Harmothoe dictyophora Willey, 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Madras Presidency INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Red Sea
• Persian Gulf
• SRI LANKA
• MADAGASCAR

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

Page last updated on:2010-07-01

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