Ancistrosyllis constricta [Status Unaccepted]   Southern,  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Pilargidae

Description
Size: 25 mm long

Color: Lacks color

Elongated with several segmented body. A distinct neck at 4th setigerous segment, after which body becomes flat. Anterior part cylindrical due to thick pharynx, the remaining part flat; everted proboscis with a circle of fleshy papillae at its tip. Prostomium with three antennae of which the median is longer. Peristomium distinct from prostomium and bears two pairs of tentacular cirri. Bulbous palps with pointed palpostyles. First setigerous segment uniramus with a long dorsal cirri, few capillary setae and a small virtralcirri; dorsal rami of the anterior feet reduced as a cirri with an aciculum, neuropodia with capillary setae and ventral cirrus. Notopodia of the middle and posterior segments with a sickle-shaped stout hook projecting out from dorsal cirri, and 1-2 capillary setae. Neuropodia with long capillary setae and shorter setae with serrated edges. Ventral cirri small. A pair of anal cirri.


Synonym (s)
Ancistrosyllis constricta Southern, 1921
Ancistrosyllis constricta Fauvel, 1932
Ancistrosyllis constricta Day, 1967
Ancistrosyllis constricta Fauvel, 1930
Ancistrosyllis constricta Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Kerala, Beypore Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Auranga Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Narmada Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam harbour channel INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Natal SOUTH AFRICA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• Maharashtra, Mahim Creek (Lat: 19.03) (Long: 72.82) INDIA (Record: 11/1979-12/1980)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Cannanore INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Kozhikode INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 12/2006-01/2007) (Depth: 26-28 mts)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Karnataka, Kali Estuary INDIA
• West Coast, Mulki Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Korapuzha Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

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