Saccocoelium tripathi     (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family:Haploporidae

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Description
Size: Length: 0.76-1.08 mm.
Width: 0.30-0.43 mm.

Tegument spinose on anterior half of body. Ventral sucker preequatorial, 0.09-0.14 mm in diameter situated 0.22-0.28 from anterior end of body. Oral sucker subterminal, 0.10-0.13 mm in diameter. Sucker ratio 1:1.02.

Prepharynx absent. Pharynx muscular, 0.06-0.13 mm long, 0.05-0.08 mm wide, oesophagus long. Intestinal caeca short, extending upto middle of body.
Testis single, 0.14-0.20 mm long, 0.16-0.22 mm wide, entire postacetabular. Seminal vesicle bipartite. hermaphroditic pouch developed, prostate cells surrounded pars prostatica. Genital pre near pharynx.
Ovary entire, contaguous with testis, 0.07-0.12 mm long, 0.09-0.11 mm wide. Vitellaria a pair of lobes, symmetrical on each side. Uterus at posterior end. Eggs 30-35 µm x 20-30 µm.
Excretory vesicle saccular.


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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:2010-10-08

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