Pseudonereis dumerilii   (Aud. & M.-Edwards.)  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 20-60 mm.

Color: Greenish, yellowish, pink, reddish, with violet chromatophores and dark pedal glands.

Proboscis: paragnaths very minute, often pale and little conspicuous. Group I=0; III=a small transverse cluster in two rows; IV=several transverse pectinate rows; V=0; VI=on each side, 1-2 concentric curved rows; VII-VIII=5-7 clusters of small pale denticles (very variable). Tentacular cirri long, extending to the 10th-15th setigerous segment. Posterior feet not enlarged. Falcigerous bristles with short, hooked, sickle-shaped terminal pieces. Dorsal homogomph falcigerous setae with more elongated terminal pieces in the posterior feet.

Synonym (s)
Platynereis dumerilii Fauvel, 1923a
Platynereis insolita Gravier, 1901
Platynereis bengalensis Kinberg, Willey, 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast 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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