Lumbriconereis polydesma [Status Unaccepted]   Southern,  1921 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 185 mm. by 1 mm.

Color: In spirit opaque white with a faint green iridescence.

Very slender elongated body. Prostomium rounded. Feet uniform in the middle and posterior parts, with an anterior short rounded lobe ans a posterior longer, conical or cirriform one. Only capillary winged setae in the 28 anterior feet, which do not disappear in the middle and posterior feet. The hooks, from the 20th foot, are all unjoined, with 6-10 small denticles above the main fang. Acicula colorless.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1998)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1983, 1985)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

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
  • Anzari, ZA; Ingole, BS and Parulekar, AH (1986) Effect of high organic enrichment of benthic polychaete population in an estuary Marine Pollution Bulletin 17 361-365 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Anzari, ZA; Ingole, BS; Banerjee, G and Parulekar, AH (1986) Spatial and temporal changes in benthic macrofauna from Mandovi and Zuari estuaries of Goa, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 15 223-229 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Srikrishnadhas, B; Murugesan, P and Khan, SA (1998) Polychaetes of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University, Parangipettai 110 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kumar, RS (2001) Biodiversity and affinity of polychaetous annelids within the mangrove ecosystem of Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 206-213 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ansari, ZA., Ingole, BS and Furtado, R. (2003) Response of benthic fauna to different pollutants: Some case studies and relevance of benthos to environmental impact assessment Recent advances in environmental science Discovery Publishing House; New Delhi (India) 422-428 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nagarjuna, A; Kumar,NVN; Kalarani, V and Reddy, DC (2010) Aquatic and avian biodiversity of Pulicat brackish water lake and ecological degradation World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI Publications 2 (2) 118-123 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
  • Srikrishnadhas, B; Ramamoorthi, K and Balasubrahmanyan, K (1987) Polychaetes of Porto Novo waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 134-139 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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