Aricidea fauveli   Hartman,  1957 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Length: 15-30 mm

Small and narrow worms. Anterior thoracic region flat and the remaining cylindrical. Prostomium pointed with a small median antennaea bent backwards, which is easily detachable. Lanceolate gills appear from 4th segment and disappear between 25-30th segment. First setigerous segment with setae in both rami. Thoracic feet with a long dorsal post setal lobe, and a pad like ventral lobe; only capillary setae in both rami; abdominal segments with their feet reduced having dorsal and ventral capillaries along with 8-9 stout unidentate hooks each with a delicate pointed structure 'arista' on its tip on the convex side.

Synonym (s)
Aricidea fauveli Hartman 1957
Aricidea fauveli Day 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chilika Lake 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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