Lepidonotus (Thormora) jukesi   (Baird)  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Two kinds of dorsal setae: (1) Short, curved, spinulose, (2) long, straight, smooth, slightly hastate. Ventral setae unidentate, with a few rows of spines. Elytra tough, rounded, overlapping but leaving the middle of the back bare. They are destitute of any fringe and bear a few cylindrical, more or less starry, tubercles and smaller rounded ones.

Synonym (s)
Lepidonotus trissochaetus Grube 1878
Lepidonotus (Thormora) jukesi Seidler 1924
Thormora jukesi Baird 1865

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Red Sea (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

Page last updated on:2009-06-09

Back to Search