Glycera lancadivae   Schmarda,  1861 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Glyceridae

Description
Size: Length 40-85 mm.

Branchiae absent. Parapodia with two anterior, equal, elongated lobes and a single posterior, rounded, slightly emarginate lobe. Papillae of the proboscis of two kinds, acuminate, and rounded, destitute of terminal nail-like appendage. Supports of the jaws (ailerons) with short unequal processes.

Pharynx eversible, with conical papillae having 15-20 rings. Pharyngeal papillae of 2 kinds: triangular and rounded. Parapodia with two subequal presetal and one rounded postsetal lobe having dorsal projection, branchiae absent. Jaw-supports with widely divergent, unequal prongs.


Synonym (s)
Glycera lancadivae Amoureux et al., 1978
Glycera lancadivae Hartman, 1974
Glycera lancadivae Monro, 1937
Glycera lancadivae Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Glycera edwardsi Gravier, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta (Lat: 7.21) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 26/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 2/5/1983, 3/3/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Persian Gulf
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 21/01/1980)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Misra, A; Soota, TD and Chowdhury, A (1983) On some polychaetes from Gangetic Delta, West Bengal, India Records of the Zoological Survey of India 81(1-2) 41-54 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • 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
  • 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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