Marphysa corallina   (Kinberg,  1865) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 55 mm.

Prostomium bilobed, gills appear on setiger 24 and with 1-4 filaments. Parapodia with dorsal capillaries and ventral compound falcigers having bidentate sickle-shaped terminal piece. Acicular setae pale, bidentate, with small guards.

Synonym (s)
Marphysa corallina Ben-Eliahu, 1972
Marphysa corallina Fauvel, 1955
Marphysa corallina Hartman, 1959
Marphysia corallina Fauvel, 1927
Nauphanta corallina Kinberg, 1865
Marphysa capensis Fauvel, 1950
(Subjective synonym)
Nauphanta corallina Kinberg, 1865
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam Camp INDIA

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 -
  • 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 -
  • Misra, A and Chakraborty, RK (1991) Annelida: Polychaeta State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 137-165 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ghosh, A (1963) On a collection of polychaeta from the south-east coast of India with a new eunicid record Journal of the marine biological associaiton of India The marine biological association of India 5(2) 239-245 Available at - NIO, Goa

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