Pseudonereis gallapagensis   Kinberg,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 20-65 mm. by 3-5 mm.

Color: Bluish-grey; preserved specimen dark-brown with blue iridescence.

Proboscidal armature : Paragnaths of three kinds. Group I, two paragnaths one behind the other ; Groups II and III, 3-4 rows of pectinate paragnaths; Group IV, rows of pectinate and a few conical paragnaths ; Group V, 3 small conical paragnaths arranged in a triangle; Group VI, a transverse, flattened paragnath on each side ; Groups VII and VIII, two rows of alternating flattened paragnaths.

Synonym (s)
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Ben-Eliahu, 1975
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Ben-Eliahu, 1991
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Ben-Eliahu & Safriel, 1982
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Fishelson & Rullier, 1969
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Hartman, 1959
Pseudonereis gallapagensis Kinberg, 1866

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Eibye-Jacobson, D (Ed) (2002) Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Polychaetes of the Andaman Sea, Phuket Marine Biological Center, Department of Fisheries, Thailand, 3 June-27 August 1997 Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication no. 24 Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket, Thailand 424 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964, and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Part II Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(2) 609-644 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tampi, PRS and Rangarajan, K (1964) Some polychaetous Annelids from the Andaman waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 6(1) 98-123 Available at -
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 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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