Paralongicyatholaimus minutus   Warwick,  1971 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male head; B-Region of oesophageal bulb; C-Spicules and gubernaculum; D-Male tail

Size: Body length 0.7-0.8mm. Max diameter 21-27 µm.

Cuticle with transverse rows of small dots. Four shorter 2-2.5 µm and six longer 3-4 µm cephalic setae. Buccal cavity cup-shaped; teeth absent. Amphid of about 4.5 turns, 5µm. Oesophagus 87-92 µm long, terminating in a rounded bulb. Spicules measured as a curve, arcuate, slightly cephalate proximally. Gubernaculum pointed at both ends with a subterminal distal swelling. Supplements absent.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chinnadurai, G and Fernando, OJ (2007) Meiofauna of mangroves of the southeast coast of India with special reference to the free-living marine nematode assemblage Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 72 329-336
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Platt, HM and Warwick, RM (1988) Free living marine nematodes part II British chromadorids Linnean society of London and the estuarine and brackish-water sciences association 38 502 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sajan, S and Damodaran, R (2007) Faunal composition of meiobenthos from the shelf regions off the west coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 49(1) 19-26 Available at - NIO, Goa

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