Glycera tesselata   Grube,  1840 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Glyceridae

Description
Size: Length 15-35 mm.

Color: White spots on pink ground, in life. In spirit, brown with tesselated pattern.

Branchiae absent. Parapodia with two anterior equal elongated lobes and two posterior lobes much shorter, rounded and equal to each other. Papillae of the proboscis long and slender. Supports of the jaws (ailerons) with two long dagger-like processes.


Synonym (s)
Glycera tesselata Amoureux, 1983 a
Glycera tesselata Amoureux et al., 1978
Glycera tesselata Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Glycera tesselata Ben-Eliahu & Golani, 1990
Glycera tesselata Ben-Eliahu & Safriel, 1982
Glycera koehleri Roule, 1896
(Subjective synonym)
Glycera tesselata Fishelson, 1971
Glycera tesselata Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Glycera tesselata Grube, 1863
Glycera tesselata Hartman, 1974
Glycera tesselata Kiseleva, 1971
Glycera tesselata Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Glycera tessellata [sic] Fauvel, 1933 a
Glycera tessellata [sic] Fauvel, 1933 b
Glycera sagittariae Fauvel, 1932
(Subjective synonym)
Glycera tesselata Amoureux, 1983 c

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari estuary INDIA
• Red Sea
• Arabian Gulf
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994, 1995)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Gangasagar INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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