Pseudonereis rottnestiana   (Augener,  1913) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 25-35 mm. by 2-3 mm.

Color: Head dark colored, body pale yellow.

Proboscis: group 1=0, 1 or 2; II-III=4-5 rows of pectinate denticles; IV-4-5 rows of pectinate denticles and a few conical paragnaths in front; V=0; VI=on each side, a transverse rows of 6-10 conical paragnaths; VII-VIII=two alternating rows. Tentacular cirri reaching backwards to the 6th-9th setigerous segment. Dorsal ligule of the posterior feet enlarged, with dorsal cirrus near the tip. Falcigerous bristles with short, sickle-shaped, terminal piece. Homogomph dorsal falcigerous bristles absent.

Synonym (s)
Pseudonereis rottnestiana Augener, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

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

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