Dasychone serratibranchis   Grube,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Sabellida
Family:Sabellidae

Description

Size: 15-30 mm. by 2-3 mm.

Color: Gills with white, yellow and purple bands.

Branchial lobes equal, semicircular, not spiral. Dorsal stylodes short, appresses, appearing as small triangular serrations of the branchial filaments. A few paired branchial eyespots. Body with lateral eyespots.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA

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
  • Mohan, JM (1978) Ecological studies on the fauna associated with economic seaweeds of south India-1. species composition, feeding habits and interrelationships Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Tamil Nadu 3 17 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 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

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