Comesa cuanensis   (Platt,  1982) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Entire male; B-Male head; C-Male amphid; D-Female head

Size: Body length 0.8-1.1mm; Max diameter 17-22┬Ám.

Cuticle with transverse rows of fine dots, rows more numerous in oesophageal region of males than females, but in the latter become more numerous posterior to the oesophageal region: without lateral differentiation. Small lateral cuticle pores throughout the body, regularly spaced but difficult to detect except in head and tail regions. Buccal cavity wide, a pointed dorsal tooth and subventral ridges. Tail with characteristic ventral bend at tip.

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• Tamil Nadu, Off Cuddalore- Parangipettai (Lat: 11.51) (Long: 79.95) INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Dr. Shivaji, A; Dr. Sanjeevan, VN; Saravanane, N; Dr. Shunmugaraj, T and Dr. Gupta, GVM (2010) Achievements of FORV Sagar Sampada 1997-2010 Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology, Ministry of earth Sciences, Kochi, India 10-21 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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