Sabatieria hilarula   De Man  1922 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 1.0 – 1.2 mm. Tail 4.0 – 4.2 anal diameters long.

Cuticular punctation homogenous. Labial papillae distinct. Labial setae minute. Four cephalic setae 0.8 head diameter long. Cervical setae in 4 groups of 5 – 10 each and 0.9 head diameter long. Amphid spiral with 4 turns and 0.5 head diameter wide. Oesophagus base swollen into a bulb. Tail conical-cylindrical with 3 terminal spines. Caudal glands well developed. Excretory pore 65%. Spicule in male 50 µm or 1.5 anal diameters long. Gubernaculums with triangular apophysis. Preanal supplements obscure.

Synonym (s)
Sabatieria hilarula De Man 1922

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 14/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp 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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