Hydroides minax   (Grube,  1878) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Radii of the inferior part of the operculum numerous, with a small terminal knob. Central crown symmetrical, with 6 short pointed spines bent outwards, the 7th, much larger, is erect, with a stout recurved hook, bent inwards and with two lateral accesory hooks. Tube round, showing coarse growth rings.

Synonym (s)
Eupomatus minax (Grube, 1878)
(Objective synonym)
Hydroides monoceros (Gravier, 1906)
(Subjective synonym)
Serpula (Hydroides) monoceros Gravier, 1906
(Subjective synonym)
Serpula minax Grube, 1878
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • 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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