Clymene annandalei   Southern  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 40-80 mm.

Body with twenty one segments, 19 setigerous and two achaetous ante-anals. Large concave cephalic plate: rim with two lateral notched sides and a posterior crenate portion. Nuchal grooves rather long, almost parallel. Numerous ocelli. In the three anterior segments in each ventral ramus a single acicular hook with a simple, boldly curved tip. Caudal funnel fringed with short, bluntly rounded cirri, the median ventral cirrus stouter than the others.

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• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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