Sabatieria abyssalis   (Filipjev,  1918) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 1.5 – 1.8 mm. Tail 4.6 anal diameters long.

Cuticle punctate with vertical and horizontal differentiation. Lateral fields with large irregular dots. Labial setae short. Four cephalic setae present attaining ½ the head diameter in length. Cervical setae very short. Amphid spiral type. Tail conical-cylindrical with 3-celled caudal gland. Spicule in male 62 µm long or 2.0 anal diameters long. Gubernaculum with posterior apophysis. Fine preanal supplements present.Nerve ring 42%; Excretory pore 56%.

Synonym (s)
Parasabatiera abyssalis Filipjev, 1918

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock 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 -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 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

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