Metalinhomoeus typicus   de Man,  1907 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 1.5-1.9 mm; maximum width 19-21 µm.

Six small cephalic papillae. Four 8 µm cephalic setae and four 3 µm cervical setae situated in level with the amphids. Cuticle faintly striated. Buccal cavity cup-shaped with a well cuticularized base. Amphids circular, 6 µm diameter. Oesophagus relatively short, with a small posterior bulb. Tail tapering throughout its length, 5.4-5.5 a.b.d. Spicules 27-29 µm as curve. Gubernaculum small, 16 µm dorsal apophysis with round cephalated ends.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 30/01/2002)

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 five free-living marine nematodes from an artificial mangrove of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 48(1) 105-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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