Syllis (Typosyllis) okadai   Fauvel  (Marine Worm)
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Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 19-20mm by 1 mm

Color: Palps and prostomium dark, the first and second segments dark violet, next four segments white, then three dark violet and two brownish; next the back is brown with two longitudinal rows of clear spots. The second white collar sometimes absent.

Body broad, flattened. Prostomium with four large eyes. Palps long, not fused. Median tentacle longer than the lateral ones, which are slightly longer than the palps. Pharynx with anterior tooth. Anterior dorsal cirri thick, cylindrical blunt, with numerous short and close articles, the following ones more slender, with 10-15 articles, about as long as half the breadth of the body. Feet short, thick; ventral cirri finger like. Shafts of the setae swollen and curved at the tip; falciform end pieces short, curved, unidentate. On the last segments a long simple seta, straight or slightly curved.

Synonym (s)
Syllis okadai Fauvel, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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 -

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