Phyllochaetopterus elioti   Crossland,  1903 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Spionida
Family:Chaetopteridae

Description
Size: Length of tube 120-220 mm.

Color: Milk-white anteriorly, black posteriorly. Reddish spots restricted to the long palps.

Two eyes. Anterior region of about 14 segments; middle region 20-25 segments; posterior region numerous segments. On the fourth foot, 2-3 stout cylindrical setae which are not noticeably curved. A single lanceolate seta in posterior dorsal rami. Tubes straighter, larger, opaque, indistinctly annulated, more or less covered with sand grains.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island 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:2011-03-25

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