Syllis ( Typosyllis) exilis   Gravier  1900 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20-30 mm.

Body snout, convex dorsally. A well marked cephalic hood. Pharynx with a large anterior tooth. Dorsal cirri long and slender, with very numerous short articles. The shafts of the lower setae of the anterior feet are noticeably swollen and the terminal piece is a large, bent, simple hook. The terminal pieces of the upper setae are more elongated and have an accessory process. The dorsal cirri are inserted high above the feet and alternate as in Eusyllis ceylonica Augener, but the cirri are articulate and the setae different.
In general appearance it looks like an Eusyllis.

Synonym (s)
Syllis exilis Gravier 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953)
• Gulf of Oman (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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