Syllis (Haplosyllis) spongicola   Grube  1855 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Syllidae

Description
Size: Length 20-50 mm

Color: Orange or yellowish; reddish brown.

Body elongate, tapering. Pharynx long, tooth terminal. Proventriculus long. Dorsal cirri elongated, 20-30 articles. Compound setae absent. Simple, stout, hooked bristles, bidentate, with upper tooth simple or bifid.


Synonym (s)
Syllis (Haplosyllis) spongicola Fauvel 1923a
Syllis hamata Claparede 1868
Syllis djiboutiensis Gravier 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Maharashtra, Dabhol INDIA (Record: 12/1994, 12/1996)
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)

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
  • Ingole, BS; Rodrigues, N and Ansari, ZA (2002) Macrobenthic communities of the coastal waters of Dabhol, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 31 93-99 Available at - http://hdl.handle.net/2264/407
  • 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
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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