Tomopteris (Tomopteris) elegans   Chun.  (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Tomopteridae

Description
Size: Length 2-8 mm

Body oval, tailless, 14 pairs of feet. Prostomum conical with a deep notch at the back. First pair of cirri conspicuous, second pair with bristles as long as about two thirds of the body. Conical lobes of the feet diverging. Pinnules broad, oboval. Apico-inferior bulging chromophile glands on the ventral ramus from the 4th foot backwards. Hyaline glands on dorsal pinnules only on 3rd and 4th feet.


Synonym (s)
Tomopteris elegans Rosa, 1908
Tomopteris hefersteini Apstein, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-12-13

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