Eteone ( Mysta) ornata   Grube  (Marine Worm)
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Class: Polychaeta

Body elongated, with 3 striking longitudinal rows of violet pigment spots upon a pale yellowish color towards the middle part of the body. The pigment spots become gradually smaller and blend into a single streak, while in the posterior part of the body they entirely disappear. Dorsal cirri comparatively small and borne on a stalk. Prostomium roundish, triangular, somewhat broader than long and longer than the peristomium; two eyes small and dot like. Prostomium notched on each side.

Synonym (s)
Eteone ornata Grube 1877
Mysta maculata Treadwell 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (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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