Rhinema exquisita   Timm,  1961 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Desmodorida
Family:Monoposthiidae

Description
Size: Female: 1.2 mm long. Male: 1.0 mm long.

Cuticle with 12 rows of longitudinal plates connected by V-shaped markings. Head truncate anteriorly and 14 µm wide. Lips distinct with short labial setae. Four cephalic setae 1.2 head diameters long. Lateral and cervical setae present. Amphid circular 2.5 µm in diameter and situated 0.6 head diameter from anterior end. Stoma 15 µm deep with a dorsal and a ventral tooth. Oesophagial bulb double and divided into 4 equal sections. Tail conical, 4.2 anal diameters long and ends in a finger-like tip. Two ovaries in female. Spicule in male curved, cephalated and 32 µm long. Gubernaculum epsilon-like and 18 µm long. Preanal supplements obscure.


Synonym (s)
Rhinema exquisita Timm, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Bay of Bengal
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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