Sigambra constricta   (Southern,  1921) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium with biarticulate palps and three antennae. Tentacular segment achaetous and apodous, completely fused with the first setiger. Dorsal cirri of first setiger longer than those of the rear ones. Pharynx eversible without jaws. Mouth slit-like guarded by 14 large papillae. Parapodia sub-biramous.

Synonym (s)
Ancistrosyllis constricta Southern, 1921
Sigambra constricta Hartman, 1974
Sigambra constricta Licher & Westheide, 1997

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sunderbans, Marichjhapi INDIA (Record: 13/11/1988)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Kerala, Calicut INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NCL, 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 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 -

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