Euphrosyne foliosa   Audouin & Milne Edwards  1833 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 10-30 mm by 10 mm.

Color: in life orange red, cinnabar or red brick.

Body oval, 30-36 segments. Median tentacle thick, cylindrical. Lateral tentacles very slender and shorter. 7-9 branchial tufts in each transverse row, with terminal divisions more or less expanded and hastate. Transverse rows of furcate dorsal setae of two kinds:
1) With unequal smooth limbs and
2) Serrated “ringent” bristles.
Ventral setae with smooth, unequal limbs.

Synonym (s)
Euphrosyne foliosa Fauvel 1919
Euphrosyne laureata Horst 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953)
• Persian Gulf (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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