Camacolaimus barbatus   Warwick,  1970 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

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

Size: Length 0.4-0.58 mm (female); max diameter 25-26 µm (female)

Cuticle with widely spaced transverse striations. Six anterior cephalic sensilla minute, conical , papilliform; four short 2 µm cephalic setae. Amphids spiral, of 2.5 turns, 5 µm wide. Buccal cavity with a long style-like dorsal tooth 23-26 µm long, with a prominent shoulder near its distal tip. Oesophagus narrow cylindrical. Tail conical and pointed, unstriated spinneret. Ovaries paired and reflexed. Spicules measured as a curve, bent in the middle with the proximal half swollen and the distal half narrow, terminating proximally in a sharp right-angled bend. Gubernaculum with pointed curved dorsally-directed apophyses.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 79.78) INDIA (Record: 29/01/2002) (Depth: 0.1 mts)

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 -
  • Chinnadurai, G and Fernando, OJ (2006) New records of free-living marine nematodes from India Records of the Zoological Survey of India Zoological Survey of India 106(4) 45-54 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

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