Notopygos hispidus   Potts,  1909 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Amphinomida
Family:Amphinomidae

Description
Size: Length 24 mm by 10 mm, setae included.

Body elongate. On the dorsum an irregular chequered purple pattern. The crest of the carancle separated from wings by a smooth, linear, pigmented area on each side, obscured under the basal folds of wings. Setae forked and with faint serrations in anterior few segments only. Dorsal setae not serrated. Four black, large eyes, sometimes almost contiguous. Anus dorsal on the 21st segment.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar 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
  • 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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