Pectinaria (Lagis) abranchiata   Fauvel  1932 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Terebellida
Family:Pectinariidae

Description
Size: Upto 15 mm long

16 setigerous segments with capillary setae. Dorsal capillary setae winged. Unicini pectinate, with several ventral rows of numerous teeth. The hooks at the base of the scapha, about 10-12 are short, stout and set in a curved row on either side. Branchiae absent. The tube is made of single layer of transparent quartz grains held together by a yellowish cement.


Synonym (s)
Pectinaria (Lagis) abranchiata Fauvel 1932
Pectinaria (Lagis) abranchiata Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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