Lumbrineris heteropoda   Marenzeller,  1879 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium conical. Anterior parapodia with presetal lobes low and rounded, and postsetal lobes long and conical. Posterior parapodia with postsetal lobes being much longer, sometimes erect. Postsetal lobes reduced to short processes in midbody region. Dorsal cirri rudimentary. Capillaries in anterior setigers, long bladed simple hooded hooks appearing on setiger 20-40, extending up to the posterior end. Posterior setae short-bladed and sometimes with winged capillaries.

Synonym (s)
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Crossland, 1923
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Crossland, 1924
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Fauvel, 1932
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Fauvel, 1953
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Fauvel, 1919
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Fauvel, 1918
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Lumbrinereis heteropoda Monro, 1937
Lumbrineris heteropoda Hartman, 1974
Lumbrineris heteropoda Hartman, 1959
Lumbrineris heteropoda heteropoda Amoureux, 1983
Lumriconereis heteropoda Marenzeller, 1879
Lumbriconereis heteropoda Marenzeller, 1879
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• West Bengal, Bhangatushkhali INDIA (Record: 14/03/1975)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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