Rhynchonema cinctum   Cobb,  1920 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Monhysterida
Family:Xyalidae

Description
Size: Length 0.80 – 0.85 mm. Tail 4.0 – 4.6 anal diameters long.

Cuticle coarsely ringed. Head diameter 5 µm. Body diameter at the end of oesophagus 30 µm. Buccal cavity cylindrical, 60 µm long, extending upto the anterior end of amphid. Ten cephalic and 4 cervical setae 1.0 head diameter long present. Amphid circular, 4 µm wide and located 60 µm from anterior end. Numerous somatic setae 10 – 15 µm long in longitudinal rows. Tail conical and setose. Caudal gland 3-celled. Spicule in male curved and 30 µm long. Gubernaculum short, triangular and 12 µm long.


Synonym (s)
Rhynchonema cinctum Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 20/03/1983)
• 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, 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, Rutland Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove 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 (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

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