Lepidasthenia microlepis   Potts,  1910 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Polynoidae

Description
Size: Length 20-30 mm by 5 mm

Body with 55 segments. A band of brown pigments over 7th segment. 21 pairs of elytra, very small except the first pair. Notopodium indistinct with an aciculum. Ventral setae large, yellow, all about the same size, the upper ones unidentate, the lower ones bidentate, atleast in a variable number of segments. Dorsal setae absent. Neurosetae with short, broad spinulose blades and bidentate tips. Dorsum yellowish or sometimes with dark segments alternating with paler ones. Dorsal cirri stumpy.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/03/1983, 21/12/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Fauvel, P (1941) On a small collection of Annelida Polychaeta of the Indian Museum, Calcutta Records of the Indian Museum ZSI, Calcutta 42 253-268 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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