Nereis (Nereis) chilkaensis   Southern  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 50-80 x 2-4 mm

Color: Dorsum deeply colored with purplish brown pigment, dark in front and pale behind.

Head narrower in front than behind. Large and stout palps.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Dabhol INDIA (Record: 12/1994, 12/1996)
• Maharashtra, Vijaydurg INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Devgarh INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Vengurla INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa, Calangute INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa, Miramar INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa, Marmagao INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennur Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 1971)
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 1981)

Literature Source(s)
  • Southern, R (1921) Fauna of the Chilka lake (Polychaeta of the Chilka lake and also of fresh and brackish waters in other parts of India) Memoirs of the Indian Museum Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ingole, BS; Rodrigues, N and Ansari, ZA (2002) Macrobenthic communities of the coastal waters of Dabhol, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 31 93-99 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Parulekar, AH (1971) Polychaetes from Maharashtra and Goa Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 68(3) 726-749 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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