Lumbriconereis simplex   Southern,  1921 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order:Eunicida
Family:Lumbrineridae

Description
Size: 150 mm

Color: Light reddish

Body long. Prostomium triangular, parapodia vascular and full of blood. Anterior lobe rounded and posterior lobe blunt conical. All setae are simple capillary and broadly winged. No hooks. There are only five setae, two in the anterior and three in the posterior lobe.


Synonym (s)
Lumbriconereis simplex Southern 1921
Lumbriconereis simplex Fauvel 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1981)
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1998, 2001)
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1974-03/1976)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo 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
  • Kumar, RS (2002) Biomass, horizontal zonation and vertical stratification of polychaete fauna in the littoral sediment of Cochin estuarine mangrove habitat, south west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 31 100-107 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Kumar, RS (1995) Macrobenthos in the mangrove ecosystem of Cochin backwaters, Kerala (southwest coast of India) Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 24 56-61 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, NGK (2001) On some benthic polychaetes from Cochin Estuary Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 120-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Sarala Devi, K., Jayalakshmi, KV and Venugopal, P. (1991) Communities and coexistance of benthose in northern limb of Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 249-254 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 - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms2%282%2910/8.pdf
  • 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

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