Perinereis neocaledonica   Pruvot,  1930 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 175-220 mm by 6 mm, setae included.

Body of large size, about 300 segments. Prostomium broader than long, notched between the tentacles. Palps short, globular. Tentacular cirri very short. Dorsal cirri short. In the anterior feet, dorsal ramus with two ligules. Dorsal ligule of the posterior feet much enlarged, flag-like, with a small dorsal cirrus inserted near the tip. Heterogomph falcigerous bristles with a large shaft and a small terminal piece, easily deciduous.

Synonym (s)
Perinereis neocaledonia Hartman, 1959
Perinereis neocaledonia Hartman, 1974
Perinereis neocaledonica Fauvel, 1932
Perinereis neocaledonica Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Arabian Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Fauvel, P (1941) On a small collection of Annelida Polychaeta of the Indian Museum, Calcutta Records of the Indian Museum ZSI, Calcutta 42 253-268 Available at - Pune University, 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 -
  • 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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