Ninoe chilensis   Kinberg,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 10-30 mm.

Prostomium conical, rather long, eyeless. Nuchal organs present. Dorsal and ventral cirri missing in the anterior feet; further back, a large flattened process above the gills is, perhaps, a modified dorsal cirrus. Gills rudimentary on the third and their number may reach beyond 10-12. They are well developed on about 30 segments, then they dwindle and suddenly disappear. They represent the posterior lip of the feet. Behind the branchial region the feet ae like those of Lumbriconereis, with a short rounded setigerous process, devoid of cirri, and with simple winged setae and long simple hooks.

Synonym (s)
Ninoe chilensis Kinberg, 1857

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Depth: 274 mts)

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
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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