Trypanosyllis gigantea   (Mc Intosh,  1885) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Image copyrights: Smithsonian Institution

Size: Length 80-90 mm by 5-7 mm.

Large in size; faint transverse pigmented streaks on the dorsum present or absent. Terminal pieces of the bristles as simple hooks.

Synonym (s)
Syllis gigantea McIntosh, 1885
Trypanosyllis gigantea Fauvel, 1918
Trypanosyllis gigantea Fauvel, 1919
Trypanosyllis gigantea Licher, 2000
Syllis gigantea McIntosh, 1885
(Homotypic synonym)
Typanosyllis gigantea Fauvel, 1914b

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


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

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
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -

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