Ochetostoma formosulum   (Lampert,   1883) (Marine worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echiura
Class: Echiuroidea
Order:Echiurida
Family:Echiuridae

Description
Body is covered with papillae which form rings at the posterior end. Ventral setae are 2 and are longed in sacs. Longitudinal muscles are arranged in six bands. Internally there are 4 nephridia which are tubular with coiled lips of nephrostome, the nephiridiopores being situated posterior to the ventral setae. Anal vesicles are elongated sacs bearing sessile funnels.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Pirotan Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • DattaGupta, A.K.; Menon, P.K.B.; Johnson, P. (1963) Echiurids from Indian waters with the description of two new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 13 6(61) 57-63 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:2012-01-20

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