Viscosia glabra   (Bastian, 1865) De Man,  1890 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male head; B-Male tail; C-Cloacal region

Size: Body length 1.9 mm; max diameter 39 ┬Ám

Cephalic sense organs represented by six small papilla only. Right subventral tooth large, other two single tipped, more or less equal. Tail elongate. Spicules tip slightly bifurcate. Few very short circumcloacal setae.

Synonym (s)
Oncholaimus glaber Bastian, 1865
Viscosia micoletzkyi Chitwood, 1951

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Cheyyur (Lat: 12.30) (Long: 80.52) 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 (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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