Onuphis aucklandensis   Augener,  1924 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 8-120 mm. by 6-7 mm.

Gills begin on the second foot, and are pectinate on the 3rd-4th feet, and attain to 6-7 filaments. Tentacles long, reaching to 24th-27th segment, with short ringed ceratophore. Bi- or tri-dentate pseudo-compound hooks in the first 3 feet. Eyes absent.

Synonym (s)
Onuphis aucklandensis Fauchald, 1982
Onuphis aucklandensis Monro, 1937
Onuphis aucklandensis Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Onuphis tenuisetis Benham, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gulf of Aden
• Gulf of Oman
• 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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