Talehsapia annandalei [Status Unaccepted]   Fauvel,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 30-32 mm by 1 mm; 54-80 segments, the last ones monoliform.

Body filiform, cylindrical; teguments smooth and shining. First five segments slightly swollen. Prostomium small and conical without eyes, antennae and palps. Peristomium apodous and achaetous, without tentacular cirri. Anterior 5-6 setigers inflated and bulbous with tesselated epidermis having polygonal areas. Pharynx eversible, armed with a pair of curved jaws. Parapodia sub-biramous. A stout aciculum, often reddish at the tip does not protrude outwards. The setae are all simple, straight or slightly curved and minutely hispid. In the front view they look faintly bipectinate. Above the setigerous lobe a stout acicular bristle arises from a broad blunt cone, sometimes accompanied with a very slender, filiform capillary seta. Two short anal cirri.

Synonym (s)
Talehsapia annandalei Fauvel, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Orissa, Baitarani Estuary (Lat: 20.75) (Long: 86.8) INDIA
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 18/11/1982)
• West Bengal, Mooriganga Creek INDIA (Record: 04/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 04/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 17/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA (Record: 06/10/1982)
• West Bengal, Sunderbans INDIA (Record: 1983, 1985, 13/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Medinipur, Junput INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2002)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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