Nephthys inermis   Ehlers,  1887 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 60-80 mm.; 160 segments.

Prostomium square, with two anterior, very short, button-like tentacles and two posterior very minute tentacles at the hind part, in front of two very small eyes. Proboscis utterly devoid of papillae, with a pair of triangular chitinous jaws inserted very far back in the pharynx. Dorsal and ventral rami widely apart and short, with conical setigerous lobes, a digitiform dorsal cirrus, a gill, coiled inwards, a short dorsal lamella, and a rather long ventral cirrus. Anterior setae ciliated, but not camerated. Posterior setae of two kinds: (1) long, slender, faintly denticulate, and (2) short, bifurcate, lyriform.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mahim Creek (Lat: 19.03) (Long: 72.82) INDIA (Record: 11/1979-12/1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Varshney, PK and Govindan, K (1995) Macrobenthos off Mahim (Bombay), west coast of India in relation to coastal pollution and aquaculture Journal of Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 25 47-56 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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