Cirriformia filigera   (Delle Chiaje,  1828) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 125-150 mm.

Body long, slender. Prostomium bluntly conical, without distinct eye spots. Numerous tentacular filaments appear on setigers 4-6. Branchiae appear on setiger 1, extending nearly to posterior end, capillaries in both rami throughout. Hooks in both rami from setiger 12 onwards.

Synonym (s)
Lumbricus filigerus Delle Chiaje, 1825
Audouinia filigera (Delle Chiaje, 1828)
Audouinia oculata Treadwell, 1932
(Subjective synonym)
Audouinia pygidia Treadwell, 1936
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus australis Blanchard in Gay, 1849
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus chiajei Marenzeller, 1887
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus cincinnatus Bobretzky, 1870
(Subjective synonym)
Lumbricus filigerus delle Chiaje, 1828
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/01/1980)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 23/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 05/08/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Pier INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Port INDIA (Record: 11/1996-12/1996)

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
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, A (1983) Further records of polychaetes from Gujarat coast Records of the Zoological Survey of India 81(1-2) 69-75 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • Ingole, BS (2007) Biodiversity of benthic polychaetes from the coastal waters of Paradip, Bay of Bengal Bionano frontier 1 32-45 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -
  • Sukumaran, S and Devi, KS (2009) Polychaete diversity and its relevance in the rapid environmental assessment of Mumbai Port Current Science Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences 97(10) 1439-1444 Available at -

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