Microlaimus robustidens   Stekhoven & De Coninck,  1933 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male head; B-Oesophageal bulb; C-Female tail; D-Female head; E-Male tail

Size: Body length 1.1-1.3 mm; Max diameter in males 29 µm and in females 52-56 µm.

It has four cephalic setae; short slender somatic setae scattered throughout the body. Spicules broad and proximally rounded with a central list along part of their length; precloacal supplements absent.

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• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai (Lat: 13.1) (Long: 80.44) INDIA (Depth: 150 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Cuddalore (Lat: 11.51) (Long: 79.87) INDIA (Depth: 30 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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