Nephthys oligobranchia   Southern  1921 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nephtyidae

Description
Size: 20 mm long

Prostomium with four tentacles and two small eyes. The branchiae occur fully developed on the sixth foot, disappear on 20th or 23rd foot and with a single vascular loop.


Synonym (s)
Nephthys oligobranchia Southern 1921
Nephthys oligobranchia Fauvel 1932
Nephthys oligobranchia Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 2001)
• Maharashtra, Dabhol INDIA (Record: 12/1994, 12/1996)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)

Literature Source(s)
  • Harkantra, SN and Rodrigues, NR (2003) Pattern of species succession of soft-bottom macrofauna in the estuaries of Goa, west coast of India Current Science 85(10) 1458-1464 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Fauvel, P (1941) On a small collection of Annelida Polychaeta of the Indian Museum, Calcutta Records of the Indian Museum ZSI, Calcutta 42 253-268 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • Southern, R (1921) Fauna of the Chilka lake (Polychaeta of the Chilka lake and also of fresh and brackish waters in other parts of India) Memoirs of the Indian Museum Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Pillai, NGK (2001) On some benthic polychaetes from Cochin Estuary Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 120-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ingole, BS; Rodrigues, N and Ansari, ZA (2002) Macrobenthic communities of the coastal waters of Dabhol, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 31 93-99 Available at - http://hdl.handle.net/2264/407
  • Mathew, A and Govindan, K (1995) Macrobenthos in the nearshore coastal system of Bombay Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India (B: Biological Sciences) National Academy of Sciences, India 65 (IV) 411-430 Available at - http://hdl.handle.net/2264/2286
  • Sarala Devi, K., Jayalakshmi, KV and Venugopal, P. (1991) Communities and coexistance of benthose in northern limb of Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 249-254 Available at - NIO, Goa

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