Ehlersia cornuta   (Rathke,  1843) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 4.2 mm and width 0.2 mm.

Slender worms with 90-120 setigerous segments. Anterior tentacles thin and subequal, palps long and distinct. Two pairs of eyes present. Pharynx very long with an anterior tooth. Parapodia with compound setae of two kinds: i) with a long, slender, slightly pectinate and bidentate piece, and ii) falcigerous setae with a short spinous bidentate end piece. Both types present in the same feet. Last parapodia with a dorsal and simple seta. Two anal cirri present. Tentacles and cirri are moniliform. Body transparent and weakly thigmotactic.

Synonym (s)
Syllis(Ehlersia) cornuta Rathke, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.63) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 24/02/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)
• 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

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
  • 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 (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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