Typosyllis variegata   Grube,  1860 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Syllidae

Description
Size: Length 1.6 – 1.8 cm and width 0.2 mm.

Long and thin worms with 90-120 setigerous segments. Head with 2 pairs of eyes, 2 long palps, one median and 2 lateral tentacles. Tentacles and cirri are ringed. Pygidium with 2 long anal cirri and a finger-like papilla in between. Pharynx long, lies between 3 and 12 segments, with an anterior conical tooth. Parapodia are short, dorsal cirrus long and moniliform, ventral cirrus finger-like. Each parapodium with 10 short setae bearing serrated terminal blades. Gizzard with 36 rings extending between twelfth and eighteenth setigerous segments.


Synonym (s)
Syllis(Typosyllis) cf. variegata Ben-Eliahu, 1972
Syllis(Typosyllis) compacta Gravier, 1900
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Fauvel, 1927
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Fauvel, 1953
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Fauvel, 1919
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Gravier, 1900
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Kiseleva, 1971
Syllis(Typosyllis) variegata Mohammad, 1971
Syllis rariegata Fauvel, 1933
Syllis variegata Ben-Eliahu & Safriel, 1982
Syllis variegata Fauvel, 1933
Syllis variegata Fauvel, 1918
Syllis variegata Fauvel, 1955
Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Syllis variegata Monro, 1937
Syllis variegata Monro, 1939
Typosyllis cf. variegata Hartmann-Schroder, 1960
Typosyllis cirromaculata Hartman, 1974
Typosyllis cirromaculata Hartmann-Schroder, 1960
Typosyllis variegata Amoureux, 1983
Typosyllis variegata Amoureux et al., 1980
Typosyllis variegata Hartman, 1974
Typosyllis variegata Licher, 2000
Typosyllis variegata Mohammad, 1976
Typosyllis variegata Mohammad, 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay (Lat: 7.9) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 21/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove 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
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • 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 (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 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
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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