Lepidonotus melanogrammus   Haswell,  1883 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Image copyrights: Keith Davey

Color: Elytra dark, with two round spots. Dark spots on the ventral surface.

Elytra rounded, then oval, overlapping but leaving the middle of the back uncovered. They are smooth, without papillae or fringe, and are divided into polygonal areas. Dorsal ramus reduced to a small conical tubercle, with an aciculum. Ventral setae stout, bidentate or unidentate in the posterior feet. Dorsal cirri short, with a large cirrophore. Dorsal setae rare or wanting.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• 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
  • 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
  • Davey, K Life on Australian seashores Available at - http://www.mesa.edu.au/friends/seashores/page1.html

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