Brada mammillata   Grube,  1877 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 40-50 mm. by 5 mm.

Body gradually and faintly tapering backwards. Dorsal skin-papillae, rounded, disposed in rows far apart, sand-retaining. Ventral papillae very small. On the ventral side of the 5th setigerous segment a pair of small conical nephridial papillae. Bristles of the first setigerous segment slender and directed forwards; they do not form a cephalic cage and are not iridescent. On the succeeding segments dorsal setae shorter. Ventral curved hooks from the 2nd setigerous segment, inserted on a round lobe encircled with long cylindrical papillae. Two short, stout, frilled papls. Gills numerous, slender, borne on two semi-circular pads.

Synonym (s)
Brada mamillata Fauvel, 1932
Brada mamillata Grube, 1877
Brada mamillata Hartman, 1959
Brada mamillata Hartman, 1974
Brada mamillata Wesenberg-Lund, 1949
Brada mammillata Fauvel, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea (Record: 2002)
• Arabian Gulf (Record: 2002)
• Arabian Sea (Depth: 1014 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
  • Wehe, T and Fiege, D (2002) Annotated checklist of the polychaete species of the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf Fauna of Arabia 19 7-238 Available at -
  • 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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