Ammotrypane aulogaster   Rathke,  1843 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 50 mm. by 3 mm. 60-68 segments.

Color: Pearl-grey. Gills red.

Prostomium conical, ending in a filiform clavate tip. Gills absent only on the last 3-4 segments. Ventral cirri small, conical. Anal funnel spoon-shaped, with a large ventral opening fringed with small papillae. Two large ventral papillae and a median anal cirrus with a long cirrostyle borne on a cylindrical cirrophore.

Synonym (s)
Ammotrypane fimbriata Verrill, 1873
(Subjective synonym)
Ammotrypane gracile McIntosh, 1885
(Subjective synonym)
Ammotrypane aulogaster Fauvel, 1927a

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Orissa Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -
  • 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

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