Leanira japonica   McIntosh  1885 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 30-54 mm by 2-3 mm

Prostomium with four black eyes and antennal ctenidia. On the third setigerous segment a small conical tubercle, but no true cirrus. Elytra smooth, unfringed, overlapping, leaving the mid-dorsum exposed. Dorsal setae, numerous, long, slender and transversely fringed. Ventral setae compound, spinigerous, with a long, sharp pectinate-canaliculate terminal piece and occasionally one or a few superior simple bristles provided with whorls of spikes.

Synonym (s)
Leanira japonica McIntosh 1885
Leanira sibogae Horst 1917
Sthenolepis japonica Izuka 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953, 1971)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Gulf of Oman (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Vengurla INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa, Calangute INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island 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
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1007/1/Article_10.pdf

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