Aphanurus microrchis     (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family:Hemiuridae

Description
Size: 0.96-1.10 mm x 0.17-0.19 mm.

Oral sucker 0.05-0.08 mm x 0.06-0.09 mm; ventral sucker 0.11-0.16 mm x 0.12-0.16 mm.

Pharynx 0.03-0.04 mm in diameter; anterior and posterior testis 0.04-0.05 mm in diameter; ovary 0.03-0.04 mm x 0.04-0.06 mm; Eggs 20-24 µm x 8-12 µm.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 15/06/1986)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast 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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