Halichoanolaimus dolichurus   Ssaweljev,  1912 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Female head; B-Male tail; C-Cloacal region

Size: Body length 3.2-3.5 mm; Max diameter 96-108 µm.

Ten cephalic sensilla papilliform, conical, small. Amphids of 3.75 turns, transversely oval. Tail with a long filiform posterior portion which is finely striated, not punctated. Cuticular dots particularly coarse and widely spaced at junction of conical and cylindrical sections of tail. Spicules 94-97 µm, proximal ends variable in shape, always with a distinctive ventral swelling near the distal tip. Gubernaculum a pair of doubly curved rods.

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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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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