Ditrupa arietina   (O. F. Muller,  1776) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

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Size: 10-20 mm.by 1-2 mm. Tube 25-40 mm. by 2-3 mm.

Operculum vesicular, opercular plate horny, thick, brown, flat or convex, often encrusted. Tube smooth, elephant tusk shaped, curved and tapering, narrowed at the mouth, white or with brown rings, made of two calcareous layers, the inner opaque white, the outer translucent.

Synonym (s)
Brochus arcuatus Brown, 1827 in Morch, 1863
(Subjective synonym)
Dentalium arietinum Muller, 1776
(Objective synonym)
Dentalium corneum non Linnaeus, sensu Lamarck, 1818
(Subjective synonym)
Dentalium goreanum Clessin, 1896
(Subjective synonym)
Dentalium subulatum Deshayes, 1825
(Subjective synonym)
Ditrupa goreanum (Clessin, 1896)
(Subjective synonym)
Ditrupa libera (Sars, 1835)
(Subjective synonym)
Ditrupa subulata (Deshayes, 1825) in Berkeley, 1835
(Subjective synonym)
Ditrypa arcuata (Brown, 1827)
(Subjective synonym)
Placostegus libera (Sars, 1835)
(Subjective synonym)
Serpula libera Sars, 1835
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



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
  • Eibye-Jacobson, D (Ed) (2002) Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Polychaetes of the Andaman Sea, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Department of Fisheries, Thailand, 3 June-27 August 1997 Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication no. 24 Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand 424 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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