Hesionura elongata   (Southern,  1914) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Phyllodocidae

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Description
Size: Length 4.0 mm and width 0.15 mm.

Head triangular with four anteriorly directed tentacles at the narrow anterior end and 2 dark eyes at the wider base. Long tentacular cirri occur on first body segment lacking parapodia. Uniramous parapodia typical of the genus, with a dorsal and a ventral cirrus. Four compound setae with expanded blades and one simple supporting seta with blunt end present. Two long anal cirri occur on pygidium. Body transparent and white in color. Highly active and weakly thigmotactic.


Synonym (s)
Eteone elongata Southern, 1914
Mystides (Mesomystides) elongata Southern, 1914

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay (Lat: 7.9) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 25/02/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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