Saccocoelioides martini   Madhavi,  1979 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family: Haploporidae

Description
Size: Length: 0.76-0.84 mm.
Width: 0.33-0.40 mm.

Body small, oval. Tegument spinose. Ventral sucker 0.08-0.12 mm long; 0.11-0.13 mm wide, preequatorial. Oral sucker 0.10-0.12 mm long; 0.10-0.11 mm wide, almost equal to ventral sucker. Sucker ratio 1:1.03.

Prepharynx long, oesophagus short; pharynx 0.09-0.11 mm long, 0.09-0.10 mm wide; intestinal caeca short, terminating at level of ovary.
Testis single, triangular, 0.18-0.27 mm long; 0.11-0.12 mm wide, situated near posterior end of body. Hermaphroditic sac cylindrical, preacetabular enclosing bipartite seminal vesicle, pars prostatica covered with prostate gland cells. Hermaphroditic duct muscular, protrusible. External seminal vesicle longer than internal seminal vesicle. Genital pore lateral on right side of the body near anterior margin of pharynx.
Ovary small, pretesticular, 0.10-0.16 mm long, 0.11-0.12 mm wide. Seminal receptacle absent. Vitelline glands follicular, distributed in the lateral fields near testis. Uterus between ventral sucker and testis. Eggs 69-77 µm x 36-41 µm.
Excretory bladder saccular.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 07/09/1989)
• 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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