Hesione intertexta   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Hesionidae

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Description
Size: Length 40 mm by 5 mm

Color: Body pale yellow

Body short, cyUndrical, narrow at both ends. Proboscis with smooth surface and a large unarmed, circular opening. A small conical papilla at the base of the proboscis in front of prostomium. Two pairs of eyes. A pair of minute tentacles. Eight tentacular cirri on each side, mounted on cirrophores. Dorsal cirri long with many short articles, mounted on large cirrophores. Dorsum with numerous, segmentally broken, narrow longitudinal stripes and a pair of brown spots on the each inter segmental line; ventral cirri short,articulated and borne on short cirrophores. Parapodia uni-ramous ending in a small, elongated conical lobe. Aciculum single; Ventral setae heterogomph with bidentate end-pieces and a small elongated subapical spine.


Synonym (s)
Hesione intertexta Fauvel, 1953
Hesione intertexta Monro, 1937
Hesione intertexta Pleijel, 1998
Hesione intersticta Grube, 1878
Hesione panamena Chamberlin, 1919
(Subjective synonym)
Hesione intertexta Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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