Nereis (Ceratonereis) costae   Grube  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 50 x 2 mm

Color: Pink

Prostomium not cleft. Proboscis: Groups I, 0; II, 2 crescentic rows; III, 3 set in a triangle; IV, square clusters. Three dorsal ligules, with the median one shorter, in the anterior feet. Dorsal cirrus long and ventral short. Falcigerous bristles present throughout.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Red Sea (Record: 1971)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1971)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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