Leptolaimus ampullaceus   Warwick,  1970 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male head; B-Cloacal region; C-Male tail; D-Region of oesophageal bulb; E-Female tail

Size: Body length 0.9-1.3 mm; Max diameter 14-29 ┬Ám.

Cuticle with widely spaced striations without lateral differentiation. Amphids circular or slightly elongate ovals. Buccal cavity appears to be small and tapering, but merges imperceptibly with the lumen of oesophagus. Oesophagus narrow anteriorly, broadening posteriorly to level of amphids with three small swellings along its length and a small posterior bulb. Spicules measured as curve, fairly straight. Gubernaculum with a pair of slender dorsal apophyses.

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• Pondicherry, Off Karaikal (Lat: 10.56) (Long: 80.38) INDIA (Depth: 200 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Cuddalore (Lat: 11.54) (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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