Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2018, 8(1): 56-77
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New records of Glyceridae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from South Andaman Coast, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

Raj Kiran Lakra, Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam, Nosad Sahu, Jawed Equbal, M. Savurirajan, Kunal Satyam
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port-Blair 744112, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Received 22 September 2017;Accepted 30 October 2017;Published 1 March 2018

Nine species belonging to Glycera were identified (Glycera lapidium Quaterefages 1866; Glycera oxycephala Ehlers 1887; Glycera brevicirris Grube 1870; Glycera tesselata Grube 1863; Glycera nicobarica Grube 1868; Glycera posterobranchia Hoagland 1920; Glycera alba O.F.Muller 1776; Glycera africana Arwidsson 1899 and Glycera tridactyla Schmarda 1861). The materials studied were collected during the macrobenthic intertidal samplings along the South Andaman coast. Eight of which are new records to the islands and confirmation of occurance of G.tesselata. The taxonomic key for identification of Glycera from South Andaman coast is provided.

Keywords Glycera;polychaetes;new records;Andaman Coast;identification key.

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