Phyllodoce (Anaitides) dissotyla   (Willey)  (Marine Worm)
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Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 18-25 mm

Body long and slender. Prostomium longer than broad, heart shaped, with a very minute occipital papilla. Two large eyes each with a lens. The antennae do not reach back to the eyes. Four pairs of long tentacular cirri. Proboscis with the adoral portion beset with longitudinal rows of rounded normal papillae; in two of the rows, median dorsal and median ventral, three large triangular papillae placed one behind the other, with normal papillae in front and behind in the same rows; two sets of three on opposite sides of the proboscis. Dorsal cirri rounded, not lanceolate and strongly pedunculate. The setae are conspicuously heterogomph; their appendices with serrulated edge.

Synonym (s)
Phyllodoce (Anaitides) dissotyla Willey, 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953) (Depth: -20.11 mts)
• Persian Gulf

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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