Cirriformia tentaculata   (Montagu,  1808) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Size: Length 85 mm.

Body uniformly brown with reddish branchiae. Prostomium pointed. Tentacular filaments numerous arising in two clusters above setiger 5-7. Branchial filaments from setiger 1 onwards. Capillary setae in both rami throughout. Hooks unidentate, appearing after setiger 45.

Synonym (s)
Cirriformia tentaculata Amoureux et al., 1978
Cirriformia tentaculata Petersen, 1999
Terebella tentaculata Montagu, 1808
Audouinia tentaculata (Montagu, 1808)
(Junior synonym)
Cirratulus atrocollaris Grube, 1877
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus borealis Rathke, 1843
Cirratulus comosus Marenzeller, 1879
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus lamarckii Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1834
(Subjective synonym)
Cirratulus pallidus Treadwell, 1931
(Subjective synonym)
Cirrhatulus lamarckii Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1834
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 19/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf

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
  • 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 -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, 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
  • (1988) Research Institute of Marine Invertebrates Available at -

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