Nereis (Neanthes) reducta   Southern  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Elongated body reaching 7-8 cm. Proboscis with Group 1-2 paragnaths, one above the other, II-5 or 6, III-10-14 in a group, IV-6-8 in a group; paragnaths of the basal ring very small with group V=0-1, and VI having no paragnaths, VII-VIII many small paragnaths in a continuous band and arenot distinct. Parapodia with two ligules in each ramus; dorsal lobe of the notopodia reduced in size towards the posterior region; dorsal rami with no setae in the first few segments and only few spinigers in the rest; Neuropodia with spinigers and falcigers.

Synonym (s)
Nereis reducta Southern 1921
Nereis reducta Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary INDIA
• Orissa, Arkhakuda INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Baitarani Estuary INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, CAN (1995) Annelida: Polychaeta Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 319-336 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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