Leocrates diplognathus   Monro,  1926 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 25-26 mm.

Color: Dorsum dark chestnut brown traversed by intersegmental bands of white.

Lateral tentacles larger than the palps, postero-median tentacles short. Prostomium with a postero-median furrow, curving back to form a pair of nuchal folds. Notosetae with fine serrations and neurosetae with coarse spines. Upper jaw-plate with two pieces.

Synonym (s)
Leocrates diplognahus Fauvel, 1955
Leocrates diplognahus Monro, 1926
Leocrates diplognahus Pleijel, 1998

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 04/01/1980)
• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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