Podarke angustifrons   (Grube,  1878) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 16 mm

Color: Brown with white rings

Prostomium rectangular. Small palps. Median tentacle small, fusiform. Proboscis with numerous long cilia on the anterior margin. Long smooth or faintly ridged dorsal cirri. 6-7 simple dorsal setae and sometimes a furcate seta with long unequal limbs. Ventral ramus stout, with a conical lobe and a shorter rounded with a long, slender, terminal piece, hook-like with a sub-apical spine. Lower setae with a gradually shorter and broader terminal piece. Furcate setae.

Synonym (s)
Podarke angustifrons Fauvel, 1932
Cirrosyllis didymocera Schmarda, 1861
(Heterotypic synonym)
Irma angustiforns Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 04/1967)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1971)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare 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
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf

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