Chromadora vulgaris   Bastian,  1865 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Chromadorida
Family:Chromadoridae

Description
Size: Length 1.8 – 2.0 mm. Tail 4.5 anal diameters long.

Body slightly compressed with both ends tapering. Head diameter 30 µm. Cuticle with distinct transverse striation about 5 µm apart. A pair of reddish ocelli occur posterior to the base of the deep buccal cavity. Four cephalic setae 0.25 head diameter long. Amphid, cervical and somatic setae obscure. Lateral alae lacking. Oesophagus with well developed single cylindrical bulb. Intestine with numerous irregular oil globules. Tail conical-cylindrical. Caudal gland 5-celled. Spinnert present. Spicule in male cephalated and 30 µm long. Gubernaculum short, simple and sleeve-like.


Synonym (s)
Chromadora vulgaris Bastian, 1865

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Bay INDIA (Record: 20/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Aerial 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 (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 (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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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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