Lepidonotus hedleyi   Benham,  1915 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20 mm

Color: Dorsal cirri brown, with a dark band below the enlarged tip.

Elytra oval, without fringe, smooth in appearance, pale grey, translucent, thin, slightly overlapping, sparsely covered with uniformly arranged low conical tubercles, which have an oval base. Dorsal setae pale, all alike, with incomplete spiral frills. Ventral setae with a subapical tooth and from 9-15 pecinate frills. Tentacles smooth. Dorsal cirri stout with a slight subterminal swelling.

Synonym (s)
Lepidonotus candidus Pruvot, 1930
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



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
  • Tikader, BK and Das, AK (1985) Glimpses of animal life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 1-170 Available at - NCL, 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
  • 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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