Torrea candida   (Delle Chiaje,  1841) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Phyllodocida
Family:Alciopidae

Description
Characterised by dark segmental glands in each segment with a line of dark pigment dorsally. Prostomium not projecting in front of eyes. Prostomium with two pairs of frontal antennae and a single median antenna between the eyes. Proboscis long, typically with two long horns and papillae on the rim. Parapodia with foliacious dorsal and ventral cirri.


Synonym (s)
Alciopa candida Delle & Peter, 1972
Torrea candida Dales & Peter, 1972
Torrea candida Peter, 1973
Alciopa candida delle Chiaje, 1841
(Homotypic synonym)
Alciopa vittata Hering, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)
Asterope candida (Delle Chiaje, 1841)
(Homotypic synonym/Heterotypic synonym)
Liocapa vertebralis Costa, 1862
(Heterotypic synonym)
Torrea vitrea Quatrefages, 1850
(Heterotypic synonym)
Torrea candida (delle Chiaje, 1828)
(Senior synonym)
Alciopa candida delle Chiaje, 1841
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea

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
  • Peter, G New records of some pelagic polychaetes from Arabian Sea and from Kavaatti and Kalpeni atolls (Laccadives) Records of the Zoological Survey of India Available at - ZSI, 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • 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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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