Branchiostoma lanceolatum   Pallas,  1774 (Lancelet)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Cephalochordata
Order:Amphioxiformes
Family:Branchiostomidae

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Description
Size: 6.5mm-12mm TL

Synonym (s)
Branchiostoma haecklii Franz, 1922
Branchiostoma lubricum Costa, 1834
Limax lanceolatus Pallas, 1774

Common Name (s)
• Lancelet (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Maharashtra, Rajapur Bay INDIA (Record: 03/1989, 09/1989, 01/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b8b_747.pdf
  • Harkantra, SN and Parulekar, AH (1994) Soft sediment dwelling macro-invertebrates of Rajapur Bay, central west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR 23(1) 31-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Raj, PJS (2006) Macro fauna of Pulicat lake NBA bulletin No.6 NBA Available at - http://www.nbaindia.org/docs/bulletin6-pulicatlake.pdf

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