Perinereis maindroni   Fauvel,  1943 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 15-18 mm.

Body small, slender, divided into three regions. Four eyes set in a trapezium. Tentacles shorter than the conical palps. The longer dorsal cirrus reaches back to the third setigerous segment. Proboscis with very small, transparent, conical paragnaths, not easily detected. Anterior region with a score of segments, the feet of which carry three dorsal sub-equal ligules and three ventral ones, with the intermediate one shorter. Dorsal cirrus about the same length as the upper ligule. Ventral cirrus short. Middle region: 20-24 segments. Dorsal ligule narrow and about twice or thrice as long as the two others and dorsal cirrus, which is inserted at its base. Posterior region: 12-15 segments, the last ones very small. The dorsal ligule decreases rapidly. Setae very small and slender. Falciform end pieces rather long and slender. There are no homogomph falcigers. Two long anal cirri.

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Habitat:  Demersal


• Pondicherry 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
  • 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 -

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