Amage bioculata   (Moore,  1906) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Length: 8-10 mm

17 thoracic setigerous segments. 13-14 abdominal uncinigerous segments. Prostomium quadrate, broader than long. Numerous eye spots. Paleae absent. Four pairs of much crowded, slightly flattened, slender and elongated gills. First foot with a very small tuft of setae. In the abdomen ramus reduced to a small achaetous papilla, projecting from the dorsal angles of the body. Uncinigerous pinnules are compressed lappets, constricted at the base, apparently lacking cirri. Uncini roughly triangular, bearing 4-5 long, slender, acute, overlapping teeth.

Synonym (s)
Amage bioculata Fauvel 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA

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 -
  • Fauvel, P (1953) The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya: Annelida, Polychaeta The Indian press ltd., Allahabad 507 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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