Oxystomina alpatovi   (Filipjev,  1927) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

Description
Size: Length 2.0 – 2.4 mm. Tail 6.0 anal diameters long.

Cuticle smooth, thin and transparent. Lips short and distinct. Six cephalic setae just behind lips are 0.5 head diameters long. Four cervical setae occur 1.2 head diameters behind the cephalic setae. Amphid horse-shoe shaped and located 5.0 head diameters from anterior end. Excretory pore located about 200 µm from anterior end. Tail conical-cylindrical and bluntly rounded at the tip with an inflated cuticle. Spicule in male is curved and 1.2 anal diameters long.


Synonym (s)
Oxystomina alpatovi Filipjev, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 4/3/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)

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

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