Glycera convoluta   Keferstein,  1862 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium with 10-12 rings, 2 small eyes and 4 small tentacles distally. Pharyngeal papillae of 2 kinds: mostly cylindrical with cape-like sheath and distal mammilated tip and others rounded. Parapodia with 2 long, cirriform and acicular presetal ligules, and a short rounded postsetal lobe. Branchiae simple, starting from setiger 35 -40, extending beyond the tip of presetal lobes.

Synonym (s)
Glycera convoluta Keferstein, 1862
Glycera alba macrobranchia Moore, 1911
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera basibranchia Chamberlin, 1919
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera convoluta sevastopolica Czerniavsky, 1881
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera convoluta suchumica Czerniavsky, 1881
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera convoluta uncinata Rioja, 1918
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera exigua Chamberlin, 1919
(Heterotypic synonym)
Glycera tridactyla Schmarda, 1861
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• West Bengal, Jambu Island INDIA (Record: 21/10/1917)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 22/03/1981)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • A guide to Singapore Polychaetes Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sarala Devi, K., Jayalakshmi, KV and Venugopal, P. (1991) Communities and coexistance of benthose in northern limb of Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 249-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Martin, GD; Nisha, PA; Balachandran, KK; Madhu, NV; Nair, M; Shaiju, P; Joseph, T; Srinivas, K; and Gupta, GVM (2011) Eutrophication induced changes in benthic community structure of a flow-restricted tropical estuary (Cochin backwaters), India Environ Monit Assess Springer Science 176 427–438 Available at -
  • 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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