Lycastonereis indica   Nageswara-Rao,  1981 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nereididae

Description
Prostomium with dark brown spots extending in 3 rows up to setiger 24-26. Pharynx eversible with fleshy papille on oral ring only. Biramous parapodia with 2 postsetal notopodial ligules and a small presetal notopodial lobe, neuropodium with 3 lobes. Inferior notopodial ligule absent.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• Orissa, Baitarani River beach INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Kakdwip Canal INDIA (Record: 10/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sunderbans, Marichjhapi INDIA (Record: 13/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Junput INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2002)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1985)
• West Bengal, Bhushighata INDIA (Record: 12/08/1982)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • Rao, CAN (1981) On two new polychaetes (Nereidae: Annelida) from estuarine waters of India Bulletin of the Zoological Survey of India 3(3) 213-217
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 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
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Chandra, A and Chakraborty, SK (2008) Distribution, density and community ecology of macrobenthic intertidal polychaetes in the coastal tract of Midnapore, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 7-16 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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