Phyllodoce quadraticeps   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Phyllodocidae

Description
Size: Length 200 mm by 2-3 mm

Color: Back dirty yellow; on each segment a broad dark colored transverse streak. Thick dorsal cirri pale yellow.

Body long, slender. Prostomium nearly square, with a small posterior notch and a very minute occipital papilla. Short knob-like tentacles. Tentacular cirri of the three anterior pairs short, swollen, ovoid; those of the fourth pair subulate. Dorsal cirri thick, rounded, rather small.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island INDIA
• Bay of Bengal

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:2010-11-22

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