Eupolymnia nebulosa   (Montagu,  1818) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 35-40 mm.

Body with 17 thoracic setigers. Tentacular lobe with several small eye-spots, small lateral lobes on segments 2 and 3. Notosetae winged, with smooth tips, on segments 4 to 17. Uncini from segment 5, each with 2 large teeth and 2-3 denticles above the main fang. Abdominal uncini on short pinnules.

Synonym (s)
Eupolymnia nebulosa Day, 1965
Eupolymnia nebulosa Hartman, 1974
Eupolymnia nebulosa Holthe, 1965
Polymnia nebulosa Amoureux et al., 1978
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1919
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1933
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1957
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1918
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1958
Polymnia nebulosa Fauvel, 1955
Polymnia nebulosa Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Polymnia nebulosa Kiseleva, 1971
Polymnia nebulosa Monro, 1937
Polymnia nebulosa Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Terebella nebulosa Montagu, 1818
(Objective synonym)
Amphiro nebulosa Montagu, 1808
(Objective synonym)
Amphitrite meckelii Delle Chiaje, 1822
(Objective synonym)
Amphitritoides rapax Costa, 1862
(Objective synonym)
Pallonia rapax Costa, 1862
(Objective synonym)
Pista cristata occidentalis Bidenkap in Nordgaard, 1907
(Subjective synonym)
Polymnia nebulosa (Montagu, 1818)
(Subjective synonym)
Terebella debilis Malmgren, 1866
(Subjective synonym)
Terebella tuberculata Dalyell, 1853
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 29/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • 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 -
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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 -
  • Ghosh, A (1963) On a collection of polychaeta from the south-east coast of India with a new eunicid record Journal of the marine biological associaiton of India The marine biological association of India 5(2) 239-245 Available at - NIO, Goa

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