Lumbrineris polydesma   Southern,  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Length: 6-7 cm

Elongated and cylindrical worms. Prostomium bluntly conical, without eyes or any appendages. Parapodia uniramous. Presetal lobes short and rounded throughout; postsetal lobes flat and wide in anterior and middle setigers, narrow and conical in posterior setigers. Setae of 2 kinds: limbate and simple hooks. Branchia, dorsal and ventral cirri absent; anterior 25-30 feet with long capillaries. From 30th feet, along with capillaries, stout simple hooded hooks are seen. Post-setal lobes of the posterior feet enlarged and slightly erect. Two pairs of small anal cirri.

Synonym (s)
Lumbrineris polydesma Southern, 1921
Lumbrineris polydesma Fauvel, 1953
Lumbriconereis polydesma Southern 1921
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta (Lat: 7.21) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 28/06/1980)
• West Bengal, Naraharipur INDIA (Record: 25/09/1980)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip, Kakdwip Canal INDIA (Record: 10/03/1981)
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 17/11/1982)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island, Mooriganga Creek INDIA (Record: 05/06/1984)
• 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
  • 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
  • Rao, CAN (1995) Annelida: Polychaeta Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 319-336 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
  • 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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