Perinereis vancaurica var. typica   Fauvel  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 57-72 x 2-3 mm

Color: Yellowish brown body with a brown prostomium. No dark stripes on the anterior segments.

Proboscis: Groups I, 1-2; II, crescentic clusters; III, a square cluster, with sometimes, 2-4 teeth in a vertical line; IV, a cluster of small denticles; V, 3 large teeth, set in a triangle; VI, two transverse, broad, flattened and elongated paragnaths on each side; VII-VIII, 3 rows, first row regular and made up of large teeth.

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Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Red Sea (Record: 1971)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa INDIA (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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