Terebella pterochaeta   (McIntosh,  1885) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 75-90 mm.

Body with 29 thoracic setigers. Tentacular lobe short with several eye-spots. No lateral lobes. Gills two pairs on segments 2-3. Notosetae with winged shaft and denticulate tips. Uncini avicular, with3-4 irregular arcs of teeth above the main fang.

Synonym (s)
Terebella pterochaeta Ben-Eliahu & Safriel, 1982
Terebella pterochaeta Gravier, 1905
Terebella pterochaeta Holthe, 1986
Terebella pterochaeta Schmarda, 1861

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1/1/1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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

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