An insight on the distribution of Evelineus mcintoshii (Langerhans, 1880) (Nemertea, Heteronemertea, Lineidae) along the Eastern Arabian Sea

Mohan, S ; Viswambharan, D ; Sasikumar, G

Abstract

Ribbon worms are free-living benthic invertebrates, which are least studied along the Indian Coast. A single specimen of a rare hetronemertean, Evelineus mcintoshii was collected from the mussel beds of eastern Arabian Sea. The present article gives a first report of this species from Karnataka Coast and second occurrence along the Arabian Sea as well as Indian Coast.


Keyword(s)

Arabian Sea, Evelineus mcintoshii, Karnataka, Nemertea, Ribbon worm

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