Onuphis dibranchiata   Willey,  1905 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Eunicida
Family:Onuphidae

Description
Size: 3 mm.

Gills begin as a simple filament on the first foot and continue simple on the first 17 parapodia, thereafter becoming bifid and considerably longer than the dorsal cirri. First dorsal cirrus tumid at the base, rather shorter than the first filament. Pseudo-compound bristles with bi- or tri-dentate terminal piece in the first 3-5 feet. Tentacles with long ringed ceratophores. Tube covered with coarse sand grains.


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Biogeography


• Goa, Marmagao Bay 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sivadas, S; Ingole, B and Nanajkar, M (2010) Benthic polychaetes as good indicators of anthropogenic impact Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR 39(2) 201-211 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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