Echinoderes andamanensis   Higgins & Rao,  1979 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cephalorhyncha
Class: Kinorhyncha
Order:Cyclorhagida
Family:Echinoderidae

Description
Size: Total length 0.27-0.30 mm and width 66-70 ┬Ám.

Minute spiny and segmented worms, with distinct head, neck and trunk comprising 11 segments. Body dorsoventrally compressed with lateral and terminal spines. Mid-dorsal spines absent. Lateral terminal accessory spines of females are quite short and robust, while they are absent in males. Pachycycli well developed with distinct pattern. Sub-dorsal sensory spots occur on segments 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Muscle scars barely evident.


Synonym (s)
Echinoderes andamanensis Higgins and Rao, 1979

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dugong Creek (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dugong Creek INDIA (Record: 24/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• 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: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • 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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