Syllis ( Typosyllis) krohnii   Ehlers  1864 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 15-30 mm

Color: Transverse violet brown streaks on anterior segments. Cirri spotted with brown or opaque white dots.

Body thick anteriorly, tapering behind. A well marked occipital protuberance. Pharynx with an anterior conical tooth. Proventriculus short. Anterior dorsal cirri alternately short and long, slender and broad, more or less swollen at the tip, with numerous articles, short, close together and spotted. Falcate setae with a shaft swollen at the tip and a short unidentate terminal piece; the anterior ones with a small sub-apical tooth. On the last setigerous segments a dorsal and a ventral , slightly bidentate, acicular seta.

Synonym (s)
Syllis (Typosyllis) krohnii Fauvel 1923

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island 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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