Branchiomma intermedium   Beddard,  1889 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 100 mm.

Color: Pale brown, gills darker.

Eight thoracic setigerous segments with long and short, narrow winged, dorsal setae, avicular uncini and pickaxe shaped setae. Abdominal capillary setae hardly broader, not enlarged into paleae like structures. Collar very low and slanting to the third setigerous segment. Branchial lobes borne on long stalks marked with a dark stripe. Gill filaments with a single subterminal eye. Towards the extremity there is a double fold, just overlyig the eye. Tube of considerable thickness, coated with mud and broken shells.

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Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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