Anticoma acuminata   (Eberth, 1863) Stekhoven,  1950 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Anticomidae

A-Male head; B-Female head; C-Male tail; D-Female tail; E-Lateral view of male cloacal region; F-Ventral view of spicules and gubernaculum

Description
Size: Length 1.8 mm. Tail 6.0 – 6.2 anal diameters long.

Six small rounded labial papillae distinct. Cephalic setae less than half the head diameter. Excretory ampulla prominent. Excretory pore one head diameter behind the anterior end. Amphid distinct, cup-shaped and lies at the level of excretory pore. Five somatic setae occur about 2.4 head diameters from anterior end. Tail conical-cylindrical, with 3-celled caudal gland. Spicule in male curved and 48 µm or 1.6 anal diameters long. Gubernaculum simple and 0.3 anal diameter long and swollen distally. Cuticle smooth. Six rounded lips. Buccal cavity, small, conical. Oesophagus cylindrical. Ovaries paired, equal, reflexed.


Synonym (s)
Anticoma acuminata (Eberth) Gerlach, 1962
Anticoma calveti Rouville, 1903
Anticoma limalis Bastian, 1865
(Junior Synonym)
Odontobius acuminatus (Eberth, 1863)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 19/03/1983, 02/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dugong Creek INDIA (Record: 24/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp 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 (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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