Pista fasciata   (Grube,  1870) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 60-80 mm. by 3-5 mm.

17 thoracic setigerous segments. Two pairs of densely arborescent gills with stout stems. Lateral lobes very large on the buccal segment, which forms a ventral collar notched in the middle. Lobes on the second segment very short. 15-17 ventral scutes. Uncini of all the thoracic segments with a long, rather slender process. The third segment bears a small dorsal papilla on either side. The nephridial papillae on the third and fourth segments lie above and slightly behind the foot.

Synonym (s)
Dendrophora fasciata Grube, 1870
(Objective Synonym)
Terebella (Phyzelia) fasciata Grube, 1870

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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