Syllis (Typosyllis) variegata   Grube  1860 (Marine Worm)
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Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 10-35 mm

Color: Variable

Body long and slender. Pharynx more or less elongated, with an anterior conical tooth. Dorsal cirri alternately long and short, with numerous articles (20-25 and 30-45). Falcate terminal piece of all the setae more or less distinctly bidentate. On the last setigerous segments a dorsal and a ventral simple acicular seta.

Synonym (s)
Syllis (Typosyllis) variegata Fauvel 1923a
Syllis compacta Gravier 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1971)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa 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 -
  • 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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