Ilyphagus hirsutus   Monro,  1937 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: 39 mm. by 14 mm.

The description of this "sac-like creature, shaped like an Echiurus, with a dense uniform, fur-like covering of long cirriform papillae" is really too scanty to fix its place. By its setae, it appears to belong to the Chloraemidae.

Synonym (s)
Ilyphagus hirsutus Fauvel, 1953
Ilyphagus hirsutus Hartman, 1959
Ilyphagus hirsutus Hartman, 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Arabian Sea
• Arabian Sea (Depth: 3385 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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