Haplorchoides mehrai   Pande and Shukla,  1977 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Trematoda

Size: Length: 0.78-0.86.
Width: 0.25-0.36.

Body small, delicate, forebody mostly attenuated. Tegument spinose. Ventral sucker absent. Oral sucker 0.05-0.06 mm long, 0.06-0.07 mm wide.

Prepharynx 0.08-0.13 mm long; pharynx 0.04-0.05 mm long; 0.03-0.04 mm wide. Oesophagus short, intestinal caeca terminating to posterior end of body. Testis single, post equatorial, 0.14-0.16 mm long, 0.14-0.20 mm wide. Cirrus sac absent. Seminal vesicle bipartite, preovarian, pars prostatica poorly developed. Genital atrium complex, muscular, with gonotyle, genital opening behind intestinal bifurcation. Ovary pretesticular, 0.06-0.07 mm long, 0.05-0.09 mm wide. Seminal receptacle well developed, situated posterior to ovary. Vitellaria follicular, situated in lateral fields of the body from testis to ovary. Uterus occupying most of hind body. Eggs 24-32 µm x 16-20 µm.
Excretory vesicle 'y' shaped.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 19/06/1986, 22/06/1986, 23/06/1986, 26/06/1986)
• 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

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