Oncholaimellus calvadosicus   de Man,  1890 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male tail; B-Female tail; C-Male head(lateral); D-Male head(dorsal); E-Cloacal region(ventral); F-Female head(lateral)

Size: Body length 1.9-2.1 mm; Max diameter 24-50 ┬Ám.

Cuticle smooth. Six low rounded lips each with a papilliform sensillum. Head constricted just behind cephalic setae. Amphids indistinct. Buccal cavity in two parts, seperated by cuticularised band: three teeth in posterior part, the right subventral being the biggest. Oesophagus cylindrical. Tail cylindrical with swollen tip. Caudal glands extends well anterior to anus. Gubernaculum absent. Copulatory bursa present consisting of two longitudinal wings of cuticle occupying anterior third of tail. Two opposed, reflexed ovaries.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Pondicherry, Off Karaikal (Lat: 10.56) (Long: 80.21) INDIA (Depth: 100 mts)
• Pondicherry, Off Karaikal (Lat: 10.57) (Long: 80.29) INDIA (Depth: 150 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 (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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