Asymphylodora kedarai   Srivastava,  1951 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order:Plagiorchiida
Family:Monorchiidae

Description
Length: 1.21-1.44 mm.
Width: 0.59-0.60 mm.

Body small. Tegument spinose near anterior end. Ventral sucker 0.17-0.18 mm long; 0.19-0.20 mm wide; situated at 0.32-0.36 mm from anterior end of body. Oral sucker 0.14-0.15 mm long, 0.16-0.19 mm wide, smaller than ventral sucker. Sucker ratio 1:1.10.

Prepharynx absent; pharynx well developed 0.12-0.17 mm long; 0.08-0.09 mm wide; oesophagus 0.06-0.10 mm long; intestinal caeca extending upto posterior end of ovary.
Testis single, triangular, 0.33-0.36 mm long; 0.19-0.20 mm wide, situated at posterior end of body. Cirrus sac enclosing bipartite seminal vesicle, pars prostatica surrounded by prostate gland cells and unarmed cirrus.
Ovary entire anterotesticular 0.14-0.29 mm long; 0.14-0.020 mm wide. Seminal receptacle present anterior to ovary. Vitelline glands follicular, situated laterally on both sides of body. Eggs 16-24 µm x 8-12 µm.
Excretory bladder tubular, excretory pore terminal.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 16/12/1985, 20/06/1986)
• 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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