Desmodora (Pseudochromadora) pontica   Filipjev,  1922 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 0.4-0.5 mm; maximum diameter 33-35 µm.

Cuticle transversely striated without additional ornamentation. Cephalic capsule in two sections; an anterior truncated cone and a broader basal section separated by a prominent groove. Six conical labial papillae; six short and four longer cephalic setae, all on the anterior section of the cephalic capsule; a pair of short setae behind each amphid on the posterior section of the cephalic capsule. Amphids 6-7 µm wide, a single open loop occupying most of the length of the posterior section of the cephalic capsule. Anterior portion of buccal cavity with a circle of small pointed cuticularisation and more posteriorly a prominent dorsal and two smaller subventral teeth. Oesophagus with posterior bulb. Tail conical with unstriated terminal portion, 2.4-2.7 a.b.d.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


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

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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