Flabelligera diplochaitos   (Otto,  1821) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Size: Length 50-100 mm. by 10 mm.

Color: Semi-transparent; blood green.

Buccal siphon short, with two groups of 40-50 slender green gills and two stout palps. Cephalic cage formed by the four fascicles of the long setae of the first setigerous segment pointing forwards. Dorsal setae very long and annulated. Ventral hooks compound or semi-compound, with faintly curved terminal piece. In each foot 4-6 hooks accompanied by a bundle of short, straight capillary, included, setae.

Synonym (s)
Flabelligera diplochaitos Fauvel, 1953
Flabelligera diplochaitos Fauvel, 1958
Flabelligera diplochaitos Hartman, 1959
Flabelligera diplochaitos Hartman, 1974
Flabelligera diplochaitos Monro, 1937
Siphonostoma diplochaitos Otto, 1821
Amphitrite viridispurpurea Renier, 1804
(Subjective synonym)
Chloraema dubium Quatrefages, 1866
(Subjective synonym)
Siphostoma diplochaitos Otto, 1821
(Objective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Arabian Sea
• Red Sea

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 - http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/aquazool/mev2/wehe_&_fiege.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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