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

Stout and elongated worms reaching 6-7 cm. Dorsal part of the anterior region dark brown in color. Tentacular cirri reaching upto 8-10 feet. Proboscis with group I = 4-6, II = many in a cluster, III = many, IV = several, V=0, in some specimens single small paragnath seen, VI = 2-5, VII-VIII=many in band of 2-3 rows. Feet with three ligules in each ramus; only spingers in the notopodia and neuropodia with spingers and falcigers. Dorsal falcigers absent; dorsal lobe of the feet enlarged and is wide apart from ventral lobe in the posterior feet.

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

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Arkhakuda INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Barakuda INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Pathara INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Gopakuda INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Malatikuda INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, 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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