Hypsicomus phaeotaenia   (Schmarda,  1861) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 45-6 0 mm.

Color: Very variable, body dark with pale feet and tori. Gills banded with yellow, brown, red or violet.

Branchial lobes borne on a common stalk. Collar very low, with a smooth, straight margin. Collar setae with very short and broad blades set in double rows. Thoracic notosetae with winged capillaries and paleae with rounded blades, without definite tips. Thoracic neurosetae include both pick-axe setae and avicular uncini. Abdominal notosetae avicular uncini and neurosetae of winged capillaries and paleae.

Synonym (s)
Sabella phaeotaenia Schmarda 1861
Eurato punctata Treadwell, 1926
(Subjective synonym)
Hypsicomus caecus Iroso, 1921
(Subjective synonym)
Hypsicomus marenzelleri Gravier, 1906
(Subjective synonym)
Hypsicomus pigmentatus Gravier, 1906
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella alticollis Grube, 1868
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella fuscotaeniata Grube, 1874
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella pyrrhogaster Grube, 1878
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella tilosaula Schmarda, 1861
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella velata Haswell, 1884
(Subjective synonym)
Sabella violacea Schmarda, 1861
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 29/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Red Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1007/1/Article_10.pdf
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • 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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