Eulalia albopicta   Marenzeller  1879 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 20 mm by 3-4 mm; setae included.

Color: White spots on the back

Prostomium broader than long. Median tentacle arising from the middle of the dorsal surface of the prostomium from the middle of the dorsal surface of the prostomium, somewhat longer than the paired ones. Two large round eyes. First pair of tentacular cirri borne on the first segment, second and third pair borne on the second, which has a pair of rudimentary parapodia with bristles; fourth pair borne on the third segment. Dorsal cirri cordate, with sharply pointed tips and broad bases in anterior segments; they become lanceolate in the posterior part of the body. Ventral cirri cordate, much smaller than the dorsal, shorter than the foot.

Synonym (s)
Eulalia albo-picta Marenzeller 1879

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Harbour INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands 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
  • 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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