Oncholaimus oxyuris   Ditlevsen,  1911 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oncholaimidae

A-Male head; B-Male tail(lateral); C-Male tail(ventral)

Description
Size: Body length 2.3-2.5 mm; Max diameter 50-59 ┬Ám

Labile papillae small and rounded. Tail with anterior half conical, posterior half cylindrical. A large ventral swelling about three-fifths of the way down the length of the male tail. Spicules slightly bent, swollen distal half. No gubernaculum.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Poonthura Estuary (Lat: 8.41) (Long: 76.91) INDIA (Record: 02/1995-01/1996)
• Kerala, Poonthura Estuary (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 77) INDIA (Record: 02/1995-01/1996)

Literature Source(s)
  • Anila Kumary, KS (2008) Diversity of meiobenthic nematodes in the Poonthura estuary (southwest coast of India) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, Kerala 50(1) 23-28 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 (1983) Free living marine nematodes part I British enoplids Linnean society of London and the estuarine and brackish-water sciences association 28 307pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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