Bucephalus indicus   Srivastava,  1938 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family:Bucephalidae

Description
Size: Length: 0.88-0.99 mm.
Width: 0.25-0.30 mm.

Tegument spinose. Mouth in the middle of the body. oesophagus short, intestine sac like. Anterior sucker 0.12-0.14 mm long, 0.09-0.10 mm wide, having with a crown of six contractyle tentacles.

Pharynx 0.04-0.05 in diameter. Testes two, anterior testis 0.14-0.16 mm long, 0.12-0.13 mm wide; Cirrus sac elongate, seminal vesicle ovoid; pars prostatica surrounded by prostate gland cells, ductus ejaculatorius narrow. Genital pore ventral, subterminal.
Ovary pretesticular, entire, 0.12-0.13 mm long, 0.10-0.12 mm wide. Seminal receptacle posterior to ovary. Vitellaria follicular, arranged anteriorly on both sides of the body. Uterine coils extend from anterior end to posterior end of body. Eggs 16-24 µm x 12-16 µm.
Excretory vesicle tubular, excretory pore near genital pore.


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Economic Importance and Threats

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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