Haliplectus dorsalis   Chitwood,  1956 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male tail; B-Female tail; C-Male head; D-Anterior end of male; E-Vulva

Size: Length 0.75-0.86 mm (male)

Cephallic sensilla absent. Amphids circular, 2.5-3 ┬Ám wide. Buccal cavity narrow, tubular. Oesophagus only weakly muscular in anterior part, but with a small bulb in the middle and a large posterior bulb with a well cuticularized lining. Cuticle striated without lateral differention. Tail conical; Spicules short, arcuate. One ventral papilla just anterior to the cloaca and a group of three further forward, situated on a single cuticle elevation.

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Economic Importance and Threats

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 - moeseprints.incois.gov.in/43/1/23.pdf
  • 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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