Pomatostegus polytrema   (Philippi,  1844) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Sabellida
Family:Serpulidae

Description
Operculum a membranous vesicle shaped as an inverted cone capped with a calcareous plate which may be level, convex or bluntly conical, smooth, or bearing 1,2 or 3, more or less developed prongs very variable in shape. Abdominal setae trumpet shaped. Tube with characteristic alveoles and perforations.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island 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

Page last updated on:2011-04-21

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