Perinereis cultrifera var. helleri   Grube  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 40 x 3.5 mm.

Tentacular cirri reaching backwards to the 7-9th segment. Groups - I, normally there are 2 teeth, one behind the other, but in few specimen only one tooth was noticed.; V, a triangle of 3 paragnaths.

Synonym (s)
Perinereis camiguina Grube 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)

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 -
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa

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