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

Size: Length 100-130 mm.

Color: Red or red violet, in spirit, with small white dots. A pale collar on the fourth setigerous segment.

Antennae and tentacular cirri smooth. Anteriorly deep brown with white dots, a pale bar on setiger 4. Gills confined to anterior third of the body, appearing on setiger 5-10 and extending up to setiger 25-30, maximum with 10-12 filaments. Acicular setae black, bidentate. Hind body rounded.

Synonym (s)
Eunice coccinea Fauchald, 1992
Eunice coccinea Fauvel, 1919
Eunice coccinea Fauvel, 1955
Eunice coccinea Fauvel, 1957
Eunice coccinea Kiseleva, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 19/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• Gulf of Aden

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 -
  • Fauchald, K (1992) A review of the genus Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) based upon type material Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 523 1-422 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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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