Nereis (Nereis) persica   Fauvel  1911 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Length: 2-3 cms

Body slender. Narrow anteriorly and becomes broad in the middle and posterior region. Prostomium narrow with a pair of long palps. Eyes prominent. Tentacular cirri reaching 6-7th segment. Proboscis with I=1, II=5-6 in a group III=6-7, IV=many small and big paragnaths, V=1, VI=4-7 big and small, VII-VIII=several in a broad band of 4-6 rows deep. Notopodia of the anterior feet with spingers and neuropodia with spingers and falcigers, middle and posterior feet with few notosetae of which 1-2 spingers and 2 stout homogomph falcigers with short bidentate end-pieces. Dorsal cirri long.

Synonym (s)
Nereis zonta persica Fauvel 1953
Nereis zonta var. persica Fauvel 1911
Nereis(Nereis)persica Day 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Goa, Marmagao INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Gujarat INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1995)
• Red Sea (Record: 1995)
• Natal SOUTH AFRICA (Record: 1995)
• MOZAMBIQUE (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 -

Page last updated on:2009-05-05

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