Perinereis suluana   (Horst,  1924) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Color: Prostomium white with 3 longitudinal brown streaks. Back dark-brown with a narrow white line across the middle of each segment. Further on, the white line divides the segment into two unequal brown bands. In the posterior part, the pigment is reduced to two or three transverse, narrow, patches.

Posterior tentacular cirri, rather slender and streaked with brown pigment, reach backwards to the 4th setigerous segment. The palps, longer than the tentacles, are stout and cylindrical. The eyes are large, black, with a lens and set in a square. In the posterior feet, the dorsal ligule is larger and protrudes above the ventral ramus but is not foliaceous and flag-like. Falcigerous setae with a short terminal piece.

Synonym (s)
Nereis (Perinereis) suluana Horst, 1924
(Objective synonym)
Perinereis suluana Fauvel, 1951
Perinereis suluana Hutchings et al., 1991
Perinereis suluana Mohammad, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

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
  • 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 -
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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