Polydora (Polydora) hornelli   Willey  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 31 mm. and more, by 1.5 mm.

Color: Colorless.

Prostomium slightly notched, with two round lobes; it is prolonged backwards over the first 2-3 segments.No eyes. Tentacles stout, long. On the first setigerous segment a small dorsal and a small ventral lamella. No dorsal setae. A bundle of ventral capillary scales. 2nd to 6th segments with two rows of setae. On the 5th setigerous segment an oblique row of long stout acicular, spoon shaped hooks, with a neck and a closely applied tooth, accompanied by delicate spatulate setae.Gills and ventral hooks appear on the 7th setigerous segment and continue to the end. Last segment and pygidium unknown.

Synonym (s)
Polydora hornelli Willey, 1905)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chilka Lake INDIA
• 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

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