Metoncholaimus scanicus   (Allgen,  1935) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

A-Male head; B-Male tail; C-Posterior end of female with details of demanian system

Size: Body length 9.4-10.9 mm; Max diameter 110-118 ┬Ám

Cuticle smooth. Six small labial papillae. Spicules slender, straight. Small gubernaculum present at tip of spicules. About 12 pairs of setae around cloaca. Two opposed testes. Single anterior ovary.

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• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai (Lat: 13.08) (Long: 80.61) INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)
• 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 -
  • 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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