Eusyllis homocirrata   Hartmann-Schroder,  1958 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 1.2 mm and width 0.1 mm.

Small transparent worms with 16-18 setigerous body segments. Prostomium with 2 long triangular palps, 3 tentacles and 2 pairs of tentacular cirri. Eyes absent. All tentacles and cirri are jointed at the base. Dorsal cirri long, but absent on second setigerous segment. Ventral cirri finger-like. Parapodia uniramous with 2 simple supporting setae and 4 compound setae with expanded blades. Pygidium with 2 long anal cirri. Proboscis with an anterior tooth and undulated lamella. Gizzard with 22 rings occupying third to fifth setigerous segments. Weakly thigmotactic.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 22/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 04/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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
  • Rao, DVS (2005) Comprehensive review of the records of the biota of the Indian Seas and the introduction of non-indigenous species Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 15(2) 117-146 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Rao, GC and Ganapati, PN (1966) The interstitial fauna inhabiting the beach sands of Waltair coast Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 34(2) Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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