Polydora kempi   Southern,  1921 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Spionidae

Description
Size: Length 15 mm

Color: White

Prostomium small, broad, and faintly notched anteriorly with a large erect occipital tentacle. Four eyes. No dorsal setae on the first foot, a ventral lobe with a row of slender capillary setae. Branchiae appear on the 7th segment. Fifth setiferous segment with normal notopodial capillaries, a double row of specialized setae and normal neuropodial setae. The specialized setae with dorsal superior setae which are long and narrow capillaries, the inferior dorsal setae which consist of two rows of modified setae, the anterior setae which are bi-limbate capillaries, short with broad wings, rapidly tapering. The posterior row consists of stout hooks and curved lips. The ventral setae lance-shaped.


Synonym (s)
Polydora kempi Southern, 1921
Polydora (Crazzia) kempi Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Valpattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Serebiah, JS; Stella, C and Kadhar, AA (2008) Assessment of benthos in the subtidal area of Thondi (Palk Bay), southeast Tamilnadu- GIS based explication Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 279-296 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, NGK (2001) On some benthic polychaetes from Cochin Estuary Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 120-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Raut, D; Ganesh, T; Murty, NVSS and Raman, AV (2005) Macrobenthos of Kakinada Bay in the Godavari delta, East coast of India: comparing decadal changes Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 62(4) 609-620 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2004.09.029
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, S; Rao, MS and Annapurna, C (2009) Polychaete community structure of Vasishta Godavari estuary,east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 51(2) 137-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2167/1/137-144-Srinivasa_Rao.pdf
  • Nandan, BS (2007) Faunal Biodiversity of selected Wetland Ecosystems of Kerala Kerala Environment Congress 2007 Centre for Environment and Development, Kerala, India 106-126pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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