Procamacolaimus tubifer   Gerlach  (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 0.8 mm. Tail 4.5 anal diameters long.

Cuticle deeply annulated with rings 1.6 µm wide. Cephalic setae slightly less than 1.0 head diameter long. Amphid circular, loop-like, about 0.5 head diameter wide and situated anteriorly at the level of cephalic setae. Buccal cavity funnel-like. Tail conical-cylindrical, with pointed tip. Spicule in male 30 µm or about 1.5 anal diameters long. Six preanal papillae 10 µm long are evenly spaced on the ventral side. A button-like ventromedian papilla present about half-way on the tail.

Synonym (s)
Procamacolaimus tubifer Gerlach, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 3/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sound Island INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove 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 (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
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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