Phyllodoce fristedti   Bergstrom,  1916 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 230 to 400 mm length

Colour: General body colour brown. A dark brown band on the dorsal side of each segment. Patch of brown pigment in the middle of the dorsal foliaceous cirri.

Body long, .slender, segments numerous. Prostomium heart-shaped with a pair of prominent black eyes. Posterior margin of prostomium notched and a small occipital tentacle is present. Four short, subulate tentacles. Longest tentacular cirri reaches back to 7th setiger. Numerous irregular rows of short papillae at the base of the long proboscis. Feet uniramous. Dorsal and ventral cirri foliaceous. Dorsal cirri lanceolate, nearly twice as long as broad. Ventral cirri small and broad. End pieces of the compound setae with their minutely serrated edges curved inwards, meeting each other near the distal extremity.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 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 -

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