Nereis (Nereis) trifasciata   Grube  1878 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Nereididae

Description
Size: Length 25-30 mm.

Eversible pharynx with paragnaths arranged as: Gr I = O; Gr II & IV = crescentic clusters; Gr III = rectangular cluster; Gr V = O; Gr VI = a round cluster on each side; Gr VII & VIII = a single row of 3-5 large paragnaths. Anterior setigers with two subequal notopodial lobes. In posterior setigers, superior notopodial lobes slightly expanded. Posterior notopodia with 1-2 homogomph falcigers along with homogomph spinigers.


Synonym (s)
Nereis (Lycoris) trifasciata Grube 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 29/12/1979)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• MOZAMBIQUE
• MADAGASCAR
• MALDIVES

Literature Source(s)
  • 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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