Vermiliopsis pygidialis   (Willey,  1905) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: About 20 mm.

Branchiae with ocelli and elongated, often with much swollen ends free from pinnae. Operculum with a conical chitinous cap. Uncini with 13-14 teeth. Terminal dorsal gland generally present as an oval purplish crimson cushion, with long hair like setae on the obtuse last segments. Tube coiled, with 4-5 low longitudinal keels.

Synonym (s)
Vermilia pygidialis Willey, 1905
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • 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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