Lepidonotus carinulatus   (Grube,  1870) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 10-30 mm

Elytra round, next oval and elliptic, fringed, covered with flat or carinulate tubercles. Dorsal setae slender, spinulose; ventral setae stout, bidentate.

Synonym (s)
Lepidonotus carinulatus Amoureux et al., 1978
Lepidonotus carinulatus Fauvel, 1911
Lepidonotus carinulatus Fauvel, 1918
Lepidonotus carinulatus Fauvel, 1919
Lepidonotus carinulatus Fauvel, 1933
Lepidonotus carinulatus Fauvel, 1955
Lepidonotus carinulatus Hanley & Burke, 1991
Lepidonotus carinulatus Hartman, 1974
Lepidonotus carinulatus Mohammad, 1971
Lepidonotus carinulatus Mohammad, 1972
Lepidonotus carinulatus Monro, 1939
Lepidonotus carinulatus Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Polynoe (Lepidonotus) carinulata Grube, 1869
Polynoe (Lepidonotus) carinulatus Grube, 1878
(Objective synonym)
Polynoe carinulatus Grube, 1870
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal


• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban bridge INDIA
• Maharashtra, Alibag INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• Goa, Banastrim INDIA (Record: 1982-1983) (Depth: -10 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • 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
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-64 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(1) 191-252 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Parulekar, AH., Ansari, ZA and Ingole, BS. (1986) Effect of mining activities on the clam fisheries and bottom fauna of Goa estuaries Proceedings of the Indian Academy of science (Animal Science) 1986 325-339 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf
  • Jayaraj, KA; Josia, J and Kumar, PKD (2008) Infaunal Macrobenthic Community of Soft Bottom Sediment in a Tropical Shelf Journal of Coastal Research CERF 24(3) 708–718 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints08/J_Coast_Res_24_708.pdf

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