Ceratonereis mirabilis   Kinberg,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 32 mm.

Prostomium deeply cleft. Palps elongate. Eversible pharynx with chitinous paragnaths on maxillary ring, arranged as follows: Gr I = O; Gr II = wedge-shaped groups; Gr III = few cones; Gr IV = wedge-shaped groups. Dorsal cirri very long. Setae spinigers and falcigers. Notopodial falcigers homogomph, neuropodial falcigers heterogomph.

Synonym (s)
Ceratonereis mirabilis Kinberg, 1866
Nereis excisa Grube, 1873
(Subjective synonym)
Nereis singularis Treadwell, 1943
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA
• Kerala, Valpattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Pier INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nandan, BS (2007) Faunal Biodiversity of selected Wetland Ecosystems of Kerala Kerala Environment Congress 2007 Centre for Environment and Development, Kerala, India 106-126pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf

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