Lepidonotus cristatus   (Grube,  1876) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Polynoidae

Description
Elytra soft, large, entirely covering the back; they are rounded or slightly emarginate, without fringe, covered with small stellate tubercles and bearing a large tumid, more or less bilobed crest. Dorsal setae stout, crenulated; ventral setae with a short smooth apex and a few rows of small spines.


Synonym (s)
Lepidonotus cristatus Fauvel, 1919
Lepidonotus cristatus Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Lepidonotus cristatus Gravier, 1902
Lepidonotus cristatus Hartman, 1959
Polynoe cristata Amoureux et al., 1978
Polynoe cristata Grube, 1876
(Objective synonym)
Polynoe tumorifera Grube, 1876
(Subjective synonym)
Lepidonotus cristatus Grube, 1878
Lepidonotus oculatus Seidler, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Some invertebrate species recorded in Indian Sunderbans West Bengal Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan(BSAP), Oct 2002
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-64 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(1) 191-252 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
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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