Pontogenia indica   Grube,  1875 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20-26 mm.

Body covered with dorsal felt. Elytra 18 pairs. Notosetae include a bundle of very long fine capillaries forming felt, a few short capillaries and a fan of stout, erect palae dentate on each side. Neurosetae few, stout with prominent spur below the apex. Two pairs of eyes on ommatophores. Ventral setae short, stout, bidentate. Palps beset with longitudinal rows of delicate recurved papillae. A granulated facial tubercle.

Synonym (s)
Pontogenia indica Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 19/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Manauli Island INDIA
• Gujarat, Pirotan Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf

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