Desmodora brevicollis   (Cobb,  1967) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Desmodorida
Family:Desmodoridae

Description
Size: Length 0.8 – 1.0 mm. Tail 4.0 anal diameters long.

Cuticular annulation deeply ringed and about 1 µm wide. Labial papillae very short. Cephalic setae longer than one head diameter. Numerous somatic setae longer than body diameter. Amphid distinct, 2.5 spiral and 0.5 head diameter wide. Tail conical-cylindrical. Buccal cavity cuticularized. Pharyngeal bulb distinct and 18 µm wide. Spicule in male about 1.0 anal diameter long. Accessory plate present.


Synonym (s)
Bulbonema brevicolle Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• 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, Alexandra Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Alexandra Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jolly bouy Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jolly bouy Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island 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
  • 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 (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
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 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
  • 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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