Nereis (Ceratonereis) tripartita   Horst  (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nereididae

Description
Tentacular cirri reaching backwards to the 8th-9th segment. In the anterior feet a dorsal cirrus longer than the foot, two sub-equal sharp conical dorsal ligules. Ventral setigerous lobes short and blunt; ventral cirrus long and slender. Posterior feet not increased. Homogomph and heterogomph spinigerous bristles. Ventral heterogomph falcigerous bristles with sickle-shaped, ciliate, terminal piece; some of them very stout, but compound. There are no posterior dorsal homogomph falcigerous bristles.


Synonym (s)
Nereis (Ceratonereis) tripartita Horst 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2009-07-27

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