Phyllodoce gracilis   Kinberg  1866 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 25-30 mm

Color: Uniformly bluish-green

Long, slender body. Prostomium heart-shaped. Two large eyes. Tentacular cirri long, subulate. Base of the proboscis covered with numerous scattered small papillae. Dorsal cirri small, oval. Ventral cirri similar, smaller.

Synonym (s)
Phyllodoce gracilis Kinberg 1857-1910
Phyllodoce gracilis Kinberg 1857
Phyllodoce gracilis Fauvel 1932
Phyllodoce gracilis Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953, 2001)
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)

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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Pillai, NGK (2001) On some benthic polychaetes from Cochin Estuary Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 120-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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