Neochromadora poecilosomoides   (Filipjev,  1918) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Body length 1-1.1 mm; max diameter 28-31┬Ám.

Cuticle ornamentation complex, in anterior oesophageal region transverse rows of punctations with lateral differentiation of two longitudinal rows of dots beginning at base of oesophagus and continuing down length of body, terminating half way down tail. six short and four longer cephalic setae. Four sublateral rows of long somatic setae. Buccal cavity small and narrow with a small pointed dorsal tooth and two subventral denticles. Oesophagus with slight oval posterior bulb, not well set-off. Tail conical, Spicules arcuate. Eight small squarish preloacal supplements.

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• 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 (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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