Potamilla ceylonica   Augener,  1926 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 30 mm.

Color: Dark yellowish grey.

Branchial fan with 7-10 gill filaments ending in a long slnder naked tip. They are without eyespots. Collar very slanting, broadly gaping on the back and with two flattened, acute ventral flaps. Palps broad and lacinate. Thoracic segments very numerous. Avicular uncini with a long manubrium and pickaxe shaped setae, having a long fine point. Dorsal abdominal uncini avicular, and ventral spatulate setae with unequal wings and a long, slender tip.

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Habitat:  Demersal


• 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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