Perinereis nuntia var. brevicirris   (Grube)  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Proboscis: Groups - I, 1-3; but in a few specimen 4 teeth are present; II-IV, crescentic and triangular clusters; III, a rectangular patch, often with 2-3 on each side; V, 3 in a triangle; VI, 8-10 flattened or mixed teeth, arranged transversely; VII-VIII, 3 irregular rows. Tentacular cirri are short, reaching only up to 5th-8th segment.

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Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Red Sea (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (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
  • Santhakumari, V (1973) A brief account of the commensals, associates and predators of the marine wood boring animals Mahasagar NIO, Goa 6(3&4) 178-181 Available at -

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