Lepidonotus dictyolepis   Haswell  1883 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Color: A black triangular spot pointing forwards on the elytra.

Elytra oval, overlapping entirely covering the back, and with a thick fringe and cylindrical papillae along the margins; the surface is divided into polygonal areas, which may bear in their middle a round papilla with star-like diverging ridges and a central pore. Dorsal setae slender and spinulose. Ventral setae stout, with a short unidentate apex and a few spines.

Synonym (s)
Lepidonotus dictyolepis Haswell 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)

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
  • 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

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