Pterygonema ornatum   Timm,  1961 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Female: 0.50 mm long. Male: 0.46 mm long

Cuticle thick and opaque. Body composed of 70-90 annules broken by 6 longitudinal wings of rhomboidal plates. Head heavily cuticularised and 20 ┬Ám long in maximum diameter. Stoma shallow and unsclerotized. Four cephalic setae 0.3 head diameter long. Amphid with parallel arms and 1.0 head diameter long. Oesophagus indistinct. Tail 7-8 anal diameters long, cylindrical and slightly tapers posteriorly ending with circular inflation. Spicule in male curved, cephalated and 2.0 anal diameters long. Gubernaculum 0.5 anal diameter long with a triangular sleeve.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Aerial Bay INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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