Leocrates claparedii   (Costa in Claparede,  1868) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 15-45 mm by 2-4 mm

Color: Flesh colored

Median tentacle short, subulate. Lateral tentacles slender, slightly longer than the palps. Facial tubercle large, blunt, more or less acorn-like. Upper jaw-plate single, hooked. Dorsal setae capillary, spinous. Ventral setae with a bidentate sickle-shaped terminal piece.

Synonym (s)
Leocrates claparedei Fauvel, 1958
Leocrates claparedei Fauvel, 1933
Leocrates claparedei Fauvel, 1957
Leocrates claparedi Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Leocrates claparedii Amoureux, 1983
Leocrates claparedii Amoureux et al., 1978
Leocrates claparedii Ben-Eliahu, 1972
Leocrates claparedii Fauvel, 1927
Leocrates claparedii Fauvel, 1919
Leocrates claparedii Fauvel, 1918
Leocrates claparedii Fauvel, 1932
Leocrates claparedii Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Leocrates claparedii Mohammad, 1972
Leocrates claparedii Monro, 1939
Leocrates claparedii Pleijel, 1998
Leocrates claparedii Fauvel, 1923a
Castalia claparedii Costa, 1868
(Senior synonym)
Castalia claparedii Costa in Claparede, 1868
(Objective synonym)
Leocrates giardi Gravier, 1900
(Heterotypic synonym)
Tyrrhena claparedii Costa in Claparede, 1868
(Homotypic synonym)
Leocrates claparedii (Costa, 1868)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Arabian Gulf
• Gulf of Aden
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Khan, AS and Murugesan, P (2005) Polychaete diversity in Indian estuaries Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India, in association with Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, INDIA 34(1) 114-119 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1548
  • Parulekar, AH; Dhargalkar, VK and Singbal, SYS (1980) Benthic studies in Goa estuaries: Part III- Annual cycle of macrofaunal distribution, production and trophic relations Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 9 189-200 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • A guide to Singapore Polychaetes Available at - http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/polychaete/
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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