Notopygos labiatus   McIntosh,  1885 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20-40 mm by 5-10 mm, setae included.

Body large. On the dorsum a triangular brownish area indicates the junction of each segment. Caruncle extending to the 5th body segment. Four large eyes. Bristles very long, stiff and erect. On the first setigerous segments only, dorsal and ventral setae serrated; next ventral setae with 2-3 serrations. Dorsal setae smooth. Anus dorsal, on the 20th-21th segment. The long straight, stiff, alabaster bristles give it a spinous caterpillar appearance.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea

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 -
  • 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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