Oxystomina elongata   Butschli,  1874 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

A-Male head; B-Region of excretory pore; C-Male tail; D-Oesophageal bulb

Description
Size: Male 1.4mm; Female 1.5mm

Cuticle thin, smooth and transparent. Head diameter 6µm. Lips minute and indistnct. Six cephalic setae 0.3 diameter long. Four cervical setae 0.5 head diameter long. Amphid oblong 8µm long in female, 12µm long in male located 6 head diameters from anterior end. Stoma shallow and slightly scletorized. Oesophagus slender, with small posterior bulb; posterior part of oesophagus with prominent musculature. Excretory pore 10µm from anterior end. Tail conical- cylindricalwith bluntly rounded tip and 6 anal diameters long. Spicule in male curved, cephalated and 40µm long. Gubernaculum short with posterior apophysis and 2 lateral teeth. Ventral gland small, oval. Spicules with a slight bump ventrally just before the proximal tip.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Aerial Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Phoenix Bay, Fisheries Jetty INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sajan, S and Damodaran, R (2007) Faunal composition of meiobenthos from the shelf regions off the west coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 49(1) 19-26 Available at - NIO, Goa

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