Cirriformia punctata   (Grube,  1859) (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)
Cirratulus punctatus Grube, 1859
Cirratulus multicirratus Treadwell, 1936
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus niger Hartman, 1939
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus nigromaculatus Treadwell, 1901
(Subjective synonym)
Cirrhatulus punctatus Grube, 1859
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1/1/1980)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 23/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 5/8/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Kerala, Kayamkulam 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nandan, BS (2007) Faunal Biodiversity of selected Wetland Ecosystems of Kerala Kerala Environment Congress 2007 Centre for Environment and Development, Kerala, India 106-126pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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