Porocoma striata   Cobb  (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Trefusiida
Family:Xennellidae

Description
Size: 0.8 – 1.0 mm. Tail 10 – 12 anal diameters long.

Cuticle finely striated with distinct transverse annulations and longitudinal ridges. Labial papillae distinct. Six cephalic setae 1.8 head diameters long. Excretory ampulla prominent, with the pore located 2.5 head diameters from anterior end. Amphid distinct, horse-shoe shaped and located about 2.2 head diameters from anterior end. Tail cylindrical and tapers posteriorly. Spicule in male 1.5 anal diameters long. Caudal gland 4-celled. Spinnert present.


Synonym (s)
Porocoma striata Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 28/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 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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