Odontophora pacifica   Allgen,  1947 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Araeolaimida
Family:Axonolaimidae

Description
Size: Male 1.3mm; Female: 1.5mm

Cuticle thin and finely striated. Lateral alae lacking. Head bluntly truncate anteriorly and 14µm in diameter. Stoma cylindrical and 26µm long with heavily sclerotized parallel walls. Six lips distinct. Four cephalic setae 0.8 head diameter long. Scattered somatic setae present. Amphid shepherd's crook like and 20µm long with its anterior extremity at the level of cephalic setae. Nerve ring 62%. Tail conical cylindrical and 5-6 anal diameters long. Spicule in male curved, slightly cephalated and 45µm anal diameters long. Gubernaculum with dorsal apophysis, 16µm long.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-06-27

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