Eulalia (Eumida) sanguinea   Oersted  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 30-60 mm

Color: Variable in life, violet, ochraceous yellow, red-brown or spotted

Body rather short and attenuated at both extremities. Prostomium heart-shaped, broader than long. Two black eyes. Tentacles short, the median longer and inserted in front of the eyes. Proboscis smooth. Tentacular cirri cylindrical. Dorsal cirri heart shaped, ventral cirri lanceolate, shorter than the foot. Setae with swollen, spinous shaft and long terminal pieces.

Synonym (s)
Eulalia (Eumida) sanguinea Oersted, Fauvel 1923
Eumida communis Gravier 1896
Eulalia pallida Claparede 1868

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2009-07-03

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