Microlaimus conothelis   (Lorenzen,  1973) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Cloacal region; B-Male head; C-Anterior end of male; D-Male tail; E-Female head

Size: Body length 1.4-1.8 mm

Buccal cavity with a medium sized dorsal and smaller subventral teeth. Two sublateral files of short somatic setae down the length of the body, somewhat longer in the cervical and caudal regions. Gubernaculum curved proximally and free from spicules, distally with lateral flanges. 3-4 conical precloacal supplements.

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• 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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