Eunice afra paupera   Grube,  1878 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 100-250 mm.

Color: Colourless in preserved specimens (spirit).

Palps slightly bilobed, tentacles smooth or faintly wrinkled; the median reaches backwards to the fourth setigerous segment. Tentacular cirri smooth, subulate, somewhat shorter than the buccal segment. Gills begin about 23rd-27th foot. First 2, 3 or 9 gills are simple; succeeding ones are bifid or trifid and the following ones decrease to two, or even one, filament. Gills are missing on the last tenth of the body, or more. Acicula and acicular setae black. The section of the body is semi-cylindrical, and flattened in the hind part.

Synonym (s)
Eunice paupera Grube, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 3/1/1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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

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