Nereis coutierei   Gravier  1899 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nereididae

Description
Size: Length 15-25 mm.

Body slender, small size. Prostomium not notched. In the anterior feet, dorsal ramus with two conical equal ligules and a long dorsal cirrus. Ventral setigerous lobe blunt, rounded. In the posterior feet, the dorsal ligule is enlarged into a rounded crest. Ventral heterogomph falcigerous bristles with short sickle shaped terminal piece. Dorsal homogomph falcigerous bristles, not boldy denticulate, in the posterior feet.


Synonym (s)
Nereis coutierei Gravier 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)

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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Manakadan, R and Pittie, A (2002) Standardized english and scientific names of the Indian subcontinent-2002 Newsletter for Birdwatchers S. Sridhar 42 p 35
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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