Phyllodoce ( Anaitides) tenuissima   Grube  (Marine Worm)
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Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 200 mm by 3 mm

Color: Bright green, with red and yellow markings.

Body very long and slender. Prostomium heart shaped. Two large eyes. A very small occipital papilla. Proboscis with 12 longitudinal rows of papillae at the base and a dorsal median row of three brown papillae. Dorsal cirri broadly lanceolate or with the apex truncate, sub quadrangular. Ventral cirri about the length of the foot.

Synonym (s)
Phyllodoce tenuissima Grube 1878
Phyllodoce macrolepidota Willey (non Schmarda) 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1953)

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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