Potamilla ehlersi   Gravier,  1906 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Sabellida
Family:Sabellidae

Description
Size: 10- 40 mm.

Thoracic segments few, 6-7. 8-11 gill filaments destitute of eyes. Collar sloping backwards, deeply notched and bilobed ventrally. Thoracic and abdominal capillary setae with elongate narrow wings and very long filiform tips. Thoracic spatulate setae have pear shaped blades with finely pointed tips. Pickaxe shaped setae with long slender tips. Tube membranous, coated with mud and sand.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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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