Wieseria longicauda   Timm,  1961 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

Description
Size: Male 1.6mm; Female 1.8mm

Cuticle thin and transparent, without distinct striation. Head diameter 4µm. Cepahlic setae in 2 circles, 6 setae in each and 1.5 head diameters long. Four cervical setae 2.0 head diameters long. Amphid double-ringed, 0.8 head diameter wide and located 20µm from anterior end. Stoma 6µm deep and slightly sclerotized. Oesophagus cylindrical with small intestinal valve. Tail tapers uniformly and 10-12 anal diameters long. Spicule in male arculate, cephalated and 36µm long. Gubernaculum a curved plate 8µm long.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wright Myo (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wright Myo (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat 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
  • 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

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