Eulalia ( Pterocirrus) magalhaensis   Kinberg  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 30-80 mm by 0.5-1 mm

Prostomium oval. Two large eyes. Tentacles sub-equal, longer than the prostomium. Three tentacular segments distinct. Ventral cirrus of the second tentacular pair flattened and winged. Proboscis covered with small papillae. Dorsal cirri elongated, lanceolate. Ventral cirri short and blunt.

Synonym (s)
Eulalia magalhaensis Kinberg 1857-1910
Steggoa magalhaensis Bergstrom 1914
Eulalia tenax Grube 1878
Pterocirrus brevicornis Ehlers 1904
Pterocirrus ceylonicus Willey 1905
Steggoa brevicornis Augener 1927a

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (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 -

Page last updated on:2009-07-03

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