Epsilonema pustulatum   (Gerlach,  1952) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Entire male; B-Anterior end; C-Entire female; D-Male tail

Size: Body length 0.4-0.5 mm. Max diameter 33-44 ┬Ám. Cuticle thick containing irregularly arranged vesicles; a fine pilosity can be detected in certain regions. Cephalic capsule a truncated cone with four cephalic setae at its anterior end and 8 subcephalic setae at its base. Amphids circular, displaced dorsally. Posterior oesophageal bulb, rounded with prominant cuticular lining. Tail conical with unstriated spinneret. Spicules measured as a curve, strongly arcuate, slender with prominant proximal cephalisation. Gubernaculum small and closely applied to spicules.

Synonym (s)
Bathyepsilonema pustulatum Gerlach, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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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