Ceratonereis burmensis   Monro  1937 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

The prostomium is not incised and the tentacles are about one third the length of the body. The longest tentacular cirri reaches upto the 6 setiger and the remainder are less than half of this. There are no paragnaths on the proximal ring. The paragnaths of the distal ring are variable. The ramus of the feet are each supported by a single aciculum. The dorsal ramus has three triangular languets, of which the median is slightly shorter than the rest. The ventral ramus had four languets. Anteriorly there are only spinigerous bristles which are delicate and slender and other considerably shorter. Beyond the tenth setiger, the parapodia carry a number of modified falcigers on the lower ventral setal bundle. Further back there are only spinigers.

Synonym (s)
Nereis (Ceratoneries) burmensis Monro 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Gosaba, Birajmani char INDIA (Record: 25/05/1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 00/01/1998-00/12/1998)
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Goa, Zuary Estuary INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1992, 1997)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Gangasagar INDIA (Record: 2005)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Khan, AS and Murugesan, P (2005) Polychaete diversity in Indian estuaries Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India, in association with Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, INDIA 34(1) 114-119 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1548
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Fernando, OJ and Rajasekaran, R (2002) On the occurrence of the polychaete Ceratonereis burmensis Monro, from Pichavaram mangrove Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 237-238 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sarkar, SK; Bhattacharya, A; Giri, S; Bhattacharya, B; Sarkar, D; ChandraNayak, D and Chattopadhaya, AK (2005) Spatiotemporal variation in benthic polychaetes (Annelida) and relationships with environmental variables in a tropical estuary Wetlands Ecology and Management 13 55-67 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/p75t787x75032651/fulltext.pdf
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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