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