Syllis (Typosyllis) closterobranchia   Schmarda  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 30 mm.

Color: Reddish brown with black spots on the anterior part of the body.

Dorsal cirri short and spindle shaped. Body slender. In the anterior and posterior regions of the body the setae are bidentate, in the median their sickle shaped appendices are large and unidentate and they are very easily detached.

Synonym (s)
Syllis closterobranchia Ehlers, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Red Sea
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) 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 -
  • 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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