Steineria pilosa   (Cobb,  1914) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Monhysterida
Family:Xyalidae

Description
Size: Male: 1.0 mm long. Female: 1.2 mm long

Cuticle finely striated anteriorly and coarsely striated posteriorly. Head diameter 30µm. Six minute labial papillae. Ten cephalic and several sub cephalic setae 0.5-1.5 head diameters long. Four pairs of cephalic setae at the level of amphid. Several scattered somatic setae present stoma spacious and 15µm deep. Amphid circular, sclerotized and 0.3 head diameter wide. Oesophageal-intestinal valve present. Excretory pore 62%. Nerve ring 42%. Tail conical- cylindrical, 5.0 anal diameters long with several submedian and two terminal setae. Spicule in male 48µm long, simple and bent proximally. Gubernaculum straight and 20 µm long.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataramanujam, K (1988) On a sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis stranded at Tuticorin, East coast of India Investigations on Cetacea 21 247-249
  • Chinnadurai, G and Fernando, OJ (2007) Meiofauna of mangroves of the southeast coast of India with special reference to the free-living marine nematode assemblage Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 72 329-336
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa

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