Polydora (Carazzia) antennata   Claparede  (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Spionidae

Description
Size: 20-30 mm.

Color: Uniformly yellowish.

Prostomium with two tentacle-like lobes in front and a small erect occipital tentacle. Four eyes. On the first setigerous segment well marked dorsal and ventral lamellae, ventral capillary setae but no dorsal ones. Large gills beginning on the 7th foot. Peculiar setae of the 5th setigerous segment, pointed and hollowed at the shoe shaped tip, arranged in the form of a horse-shoe with lanceolate setae. Ventral hooded hooks form the 8th foot. No peculiar posterior setae. Anal cup notched on dorsal and ventral borders.


Synonym (s)
Polydora antennata Fauvel, 1927a
Carazzia antennata Mesnil, 1896

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-03-24

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