Bucephalus tridentacularia   Verma,  1936 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family:Bucephalidae

Description
Size: Length: 0.76-0.91 mm.
Width: 0.20-0.24 mm.

Small, tegument spinose, anterior sucker prominent 0.11-0.14 mm long, 0.07-0.08 mm wide, with eight arrowhead-like tentacles having two shorter lateral processes on the opposite sides of the main stem and its appearance to arise from the muscular ridges.

Pharynx subglobular, 0.14-0.06 mm wide, oesophagus short, intestinal sac anteriorly directed.
Excretory bladder tubular, pore postero-terminal.
Testes two, anterior testis 0.13-0.14 mm long, 0.10-0.11 mm wide; posterior tentis 0.10-0.11 mm long, 0.11-0.12 mm wide. Cirrus sac large, on left side. Pars prostatica surrounded by prostate gland cells, Genital pore ventral.
Ovary anterotesticular, entire, 0.11-0.12 mm long, 0.10-0.11 mm wide.
Vitelline glands follicular, in lateral fields, near anterior end of both sides of body. Uterine coils in mid body. Eggs 20-24 µm x 16-20 µm.



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Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Dutta, IB (1995) Platyhelminthes: Trematoda: Digenea Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 235-277 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-10-06

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