Halalaimus filicollis   Timm,  1961 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

Description
Size: Female: 1.4 mm long.

Cuticle thin and finely striated. Lateral alae lacking. Head diameter 5 µm. Neck long and narrow, extending 2/3 of oesophagial length. Six labial setae 0.3 head diameter long. Six cephalic and cervical setae 0.7 head diameter long. Amphid cylindrical, 40 µm long and located 5 head diameters from anterior end. Excretory cell narrow and elongated. Tail 10-12 anal diameters long and tapers gradually to the posterior end with 2 terminal setae. Nerve ring 68 %. Spicule in male curved, cephalated and 26 µm long. Gubernaculum a double enveloping plate 10 µm long.


Synonym (s)
Halalaimus filicollis Timm, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha beach (Lat: 21.65) (Long: 87.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Chandrasekhara, G and Mishra, A (1986) The meiofauna and macrofauna of Digha beach, West Bengal, India Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 83(3-4) Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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