Echinoderes ehlersi   Zelinka,  1931 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Kinorhyncha

Size: Length 260-290 ┬Ám.

Body elongate and dorsoventrally compressed. Second segment with 16 placids. Trunk segments pilose without distinct pattern of ornamentation. Mid-dorsal spines present on segments 6-10 and increase in length posteriorly. Lateral spines shorter in females and longer in males with their length increasing posteriorly. Lateral terminal spines in both sexes are of the same size. Males lack lateral terminal accessory spines present in females. Pigment eye spots, mid-dorsal, sub-dorsal and ventrolateral sensory spots, present. Weakly thigmotactic.

Synonym (s)
Echinoderes ehlersi Zelinka, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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

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