Eunice indica   Kinberg,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Eunicida
Family:Eunicidae

Description
Size: 50-70 mm.

Color: Yellowish, discolored in spirit.

Tentacles smooth. Gills begin on 3rd foot; they attain to 10-20 filaments and are found only on the anterior third of the bodt. Acicular setae yellow, numerous (4-5), tridentate. Terminal piece of the compound setae sometimes tridentate with a sharp protruding guard.


Synonym (s)
Eunice cf. indica Ben-Eliahu, 1972
Eunice indica Amoureux et al., 1978
Eunice indica Fauchald, 1992
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1911
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1918
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1933
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1932
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1927
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1951
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1953
Eunice indica Fauvel, 1919
Eunice indica Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Eunice indica Gravier, 1900
Eunice indica Mohammad, 1976
Eunice indica Mohammad, 1971
Eunice indica Mohammad, 1972
Eunice indica Monro, 1937
Eunice indica Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Eunice indica Crossland, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Gulf of Aden
• Gulf of Oman
• Arabian Gulf
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Manalmelkudi (Lat: 10.42) (Long: 79.31) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA

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