Sthenelais zeylanica   Willey,  1905 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 100-200 mm

Color: Elytra dotted with small red brown specks.

Ventral cirrus with 2 long tapering stylodes giving it a trifurcate appearance, in the absence of the parapodial frilled collars and in the compound bristles with fewer joints and shorter sickle-shaped tips. Simple bipectinate setae in the upper part of the ventral ramus are not always entirely absent, sometimes one may be found on a few posterior feet.

Synonym (s)
Sthenelais zeylanica Willey, 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA
• Trincomalee SRI LANKA

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
  • 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 -

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