Euphrosine foliosa   Audouin & Milne Edwards,  1833 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 23mm long; 10mm broad

Body oval, 36 segments. Prostomium long and partly ventral. Eyes two pairs, one pair dorsal and another pair ventral. Caruncle with three longitudinal parallel lobes, the outer lobes with slightly wavy margin. Median tentacle thick and cylindrical. Tips of branchial filaments slightly hastate. Dorsal setae of two kinds: (i) setae with unequal, smooth limbs and (ii) serrated ' ringent' bristles. Ventral setae smooth, with unequal limbs.

Synonym (s)
Euphrosyne foliosa Amoureux et al., 1978
Euphrosyne foliosa Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosyne foliosa Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Euphrosyne foliosa Fauvel, 1918
Euphrosyne foliosa Fauvel, 1919
Euphrosyne foliosa Fauvel, 1955
Euphrosyne foliosa Hartman, 1959
Euphrosyne foliosa Kiseleva, 1971
Euphrosyne foliosa Mohammad, 1971
Euphrosyne foliosa Monro, 1939
Euphrosyne foliosa Monro, 1937
Euphrosyne foliosa Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Euphrosine audouini Marion & Bobretzky, 1874
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosine mediterranea Grube, 1863
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosine racemosa Ehlers, 1864
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosine robertsoni McIntosh, 1900
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosyne intermedia Saint-Joseph, 1888
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosyne magnoculata Izuka, 1912
(Subjective synonym)
Euphrosyne robertsoni McIntosh, 1900
(Subjective synonym)
Lophonota audouinii Costa, 1841
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Red Sea
• Arabian Gulf
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Phoenix Bay 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
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at -

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