Phyllodoce (Anaitides) madeirensis   Langerhans,  1880 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 200-600 mm

Color: Brilliant iridescent green in life.

Body slender with a long tapering tail. Prostomium heart-shaped, with an occipital papilla. Proboscis with 12 longitudinal rows (6 on each side) of papillae at the base and sometimes a dorsal median row of 4-6 papillae. Dorsal cirri oval, lanceolate or sub-rhomboidal, very variable in shape; ventral cirri longer than the foot. Tentacles and tentacular cirri subulate.

Synonym (s)
Phyllodoce madeirensis Langerhans, 1879
Phyllodoce sancti-vincentis McIntosh, 1885
Phyllodoce sancti-josephi Gravier, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Red Sea
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 12/1966)
• Maharashtra, Alibag 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 -
  • 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

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