Trypanosyllis misakiensis   Izuka  1906 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 22 mm by 2 mm with 130 segments

Body elongate, depressed; dorsum slightly convex. Segments short and numerous. Prostomium bilobed. All the 3 tentacles equal. Dorsal cirri annulated, borne on a prominent cirrophore. Bristles stout, falcate, the end piece bifid, with a basal spur (3 teeth according to Izuka).

The posterior extremity of the worm is capable of producing successive crops of collateral sexual buds showing an external structure similar to that of the mother individual.

Synonym (s)
Trypanosyllis misakiensis Izuka 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast 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 -

Page last updated on:2009-07-06

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