Euthalenessa djiboutiensis   (Gravier)  1902 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length about 150 mm by 7-8 mm

Color: In life pale yellow, marked with pigment spots.

Three small conical tentacles all alike. Anterior pair of eyes large, posterior pair small. Dorsal cirrus on the third setigerous segment, with a large ceratophore and a small tapering ceratostyle. Elytra reniform, with long digitiform multifid papillae on the outer margin. Three ctenidia on the dorsal division of the feet; numerous digitiform stylodes on the anterior feet, and foliaceous parapodial bracts on the others. A dorsal tuft of slender simple setae. Ventral setae compound with a bidentate end piece, simple or multi-articulate.

Synonym (s)
Thalenessa djiboutiensis Gravier 1901
Euthalenessa djiboutiensis Fauvel 1918

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (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 -

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