Eunice floridana   (Pourtales,  1867) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 100-200 mm.

Color: Black, pink, or brown, with mahogany spots. Sometimes a pale collar on the fourth setigerous segment.

Palps bilobed. Tentacles articulate or moniliform, the median twice as long as the laterals. Tentacular cirri smooth. Gills begin about 7th to 10th foot and attain to 8-10 filaments, and continue nearly to the last segments. Acicula and acicular setae black. Commensal with corals. A membranaceous tube.

Synonym (s)
Eunice gunneri Roule, 1907
Marphysa floridana Pourtales, 1867
(Objective synonym)
Eunice floridana Ehlers, 1887
Eunice amphiheliae Roule, 1896
Eunice philocorallia, Buchanan, 1893

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep Islands 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 -
  • 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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