Glycera prashadi   Fauvel,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 8-10 mm. by 3-4 mm. feet included.

Body tapering posteriorly, segments bi-annulate, Prostomium acutely conical, faintly ringed, with four very small filiform tentacles. Proboscis long, cylindrical, covered with minute cylindrical unguiculate papillae, obliquely truncated, with a kind of transparent chitinous nail at the tip. Supports (ailerons) of the jaws triangular, with unequal, rather long, diverging processes. Parapodia with two equal anterior long, acutely conical, lobes and two equal posterior triangular lobes, but shorter than the anterior ones. Dorsal cirrus globular, knob-like, near the base of the foot. Ventral cirrus triangular, shorter than the posterior lobes. A bundle of simple dorsal setae. Two bundles of ventral compound homogomph bristles with a long terminal piece, winged and finely serrated. Posterior feet more elongated and slender.

Synonym (s)
Glycera convoluta capensis Monro, 1933
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) 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
  • Eibye-Jacobson, D (Ed) (2002) Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Polychaetes of the Andaman Sea, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Department of Fisheries, Thailand, 3 June-27 August 1997 Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication no. 24 Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand 424 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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

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