Aphrodita australis   Baird,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Aphroditidae

Description
Size: Length up to 100 mm by 50 mm.

Large dorsal setae, golden, long curving backwards over the back, with a slender end. Ventral setae smooth. Dorsal felt rough and thick. Lateral slender setae faintly iridescent.


Synonym (s)
Aphrodita centenes Quatrefages, 1866
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphrodita haswelli Johnston, 1908
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphrodita terraereginae Haswell, 1883
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphrodite australis Baird, 1865
(Variant spelling)
Aphrodite centenes Quatrefages, 1866
(Variant spelling)
Aphroditella malayana Horst, 1916
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphrodita australis McIntosh, 1885
Aphrodita terrae reginae Haswell, 1883
Aphrodita haswelli Johnson, 1908
Aphroditella malayana Horst, 1917

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA (Depth: -1164.94 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Depth: -1225.29 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Hartman, O (1974) Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-64 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 16(1) 191-252 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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