Perinereis aibuhitensis   Grube  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 80 x 4 mm.

Posteriormost pair of tentacular cirri longest, reaching back to third setiger. Dorsal ramus of the foot consists of two short conical ligules. Ventral ramus with two subequal fillets,and a subulate ligule. Anterior fillet slightly longer than the posterior. Homogomph spiniger with very long end-pieces in dorsal ramus. Homogomph spiniger and heterogomph falciger in the upper ventral bundle. In the lower ventral bundle heterogomph spiniger and heterogomph falciger present. Acicula with pointed tip.
Proboscis: Groups-I, 2 in a longitudinal line (rarely three); II, a cluster of 6-7 teeth; III, a rectangular patch with 1-4 in a line on each side; IV, a cluster of 8-10 teeth; V, 3 in a triangle; VI, two stout, obutusely conical narrow teeth on each side; VII-VIII, 3 rows, the anterior teeth, being smaller. Falcigerous bristles with long, straight terminal piece. Dorsal ligule of the posterior feet short and thick.

Synonym (s)
Perinereis aibuhitensis Grube 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Muddy, Coastal


• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.72) (Long: 83.33) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1953, 1971)
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Parulekar, AH; Dhargalkar, VK and Singbal, SYS (1980) Benthic studies in Goa estuaries: Part III- Annual cycle of macrofaunal distribution, production and trophic relations Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 9 189-200 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at -

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