Maldane sarsi   Malmgren,  1865 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:
Family:Maldanidae

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Description
Size: 50-120 mm. by 2-3 mm.

Color: Anterior part more or less spotted with brown marks.

Body of 19 setigerous segments, two achaetous anteannals. Cephalic keel strongly arched. Rim smooth but notched on each side. Nuchal grooves short, diverging, straight or faintly curved. Anal plate oval, slanting, with the rim notched on each side, smooth or faintly crenate on the ventral side. Anus dorsal, puckered under the anal plate border. No acicular hooks on the anterior segments. Uncini with a strong hooked end. Numerous denticles on the vertex, and subrostral filaments. A thick tube of mud.


Synonym (s)
Maldane sarsi Fauvel, 1932
Maldane sarsi Fauvel, 1953
Maldane sarsi Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Maldane sarsi Light, 1991
Maldane sarsi Malmgren, 1866
Clymene koreni Hansen, 1878
(Subjective synonym)
Maldane sarsi tropica Monro, 1937
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA
• Goa (Lat: 15.65) (Long: 73.74) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gulf of Oman
• Red Sea
• Arabian Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Talsari INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2002)
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• Pondicherry, Karaikal INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Port INDIA (Record: 11/1996-12/1996)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)

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