Glycera longipinnis   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Glyceridae

Description
Size: Length 20-100 mm. by 2-3 mm.

Color: White, flesh-brown.

Body tapered towards both ends. Prostomium a slender cone with about 12 rings. Proboscis covered with long and cylindrical papillae, destitute of terminal nail-like appendages. Branchiae simple, large, present from the 20th foot. Parapodia elongated with two anterior subequal, cirriform lobes and a single posterior rounded or faintly emarginate lobe.

Branchiae simple, large, inserted on the dorsal edge of the foot. Parapodia elongated, with two anterior sub-equal, cirriform lobes, and a single posterior, rounded or faintly emarginate, lobe. Papillae of the proboscis long, cylindrical, destitute of terminal nail-like appendage. Supports of the jaws (ailerons) with two long dagger-like processes.


Synonym (s)
Glycera longipinnis Fauvel, 1932
Glycera longipinnis Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Pelagic, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Kerala, Beypore Estuary INDIA
• INDIA
• Gujarat, Auranga Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Narmada Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Goa, Marmagoa (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari estuary INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994, 1995)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Manalmelkudi (Lat: 10.42) (Long: 79.31) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Palk Bay INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kasargod INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kannur INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Calicut INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Ponnani INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Port INDIA (Record: 11/1996-12/1996)
• West Bengal, East Medinipur INDIA
• Karnataka, Kali Estuary INDIA
• West Coast, Mulki Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Korapuzha Estuary INDIA

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