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

Prostmium with a pair of narrow palps. Some of the tentacular cirri reaching 5-6th segment. Proboscis with group 1=4 small, II = a group of 7-10, III many in a row, IV=7-8 long pointed paragnaths arranged closely. V=0, VI=one transparent on either side, VII-VII = completely missing. Dorsal and ventral rami trifid; Anterior feet with only spingers; middle and posterior feet with dorsal spingers; and ventral falcigers notopodial falcigers not seen in any segment. Brownish circular gland masses are seen near the base of the dorsal cirri in the anterior and middle segments.

Synonym (s)
Nereis glandicincta Southern 1921
Nereis glandicincta Fauvel 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Coast INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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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