Syllis ( Ehlersia) cornuta   Rathke  1843 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 10-15 mm.

Body slender; anterior tentacles slender, subequal. Pharynx very long, with an anterior tooth; proventriculus long. Dorsal cirri long and slender with about 12-20 articles. Compound setae of two kinds:
(1) With a very long and slender, slightly pectinate and bidentate terminal piece,
(2) Falcigerous with a short, spinous bidentate end piece.
Both kinds present in the same feet. On the last segments, a dorsal and a ventral simple seta.

Synonym (s)
Syllis (Ehlersia) cornuta Fauvel 1923a
Ehlersia sexoculata Langerhans 1879

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1953)
• 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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