Pseudostomella malayica   Renaud-Mornant,  1967 (Gastrotrich)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Gastrotricha
Class:
Order:Macrodasyida
Family:Thaumastodermatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.21 mm and width 0.04 mm.

Body uniformly elongated and dorsoventrally flattened, with a thick cuticular armament of tetrancres in 66-68 transverse rows. Each tetrancre attains about 2 µm in size. The characteristic anterior cephalic net has 8 dorsal and 8 ventral papillae of varying size, the outermost ventral ones being the largest. Two pairs of anterior, 3 pairs of lateral and 3 pairs of ventral adhesive tubes present. Posterior pedicle has one ventral, one lateral and 2 dorsal tubes. Dorsal epidermal glands occur in 6-8 pairs. Testis and ovary unpaired. It bears tetrancres.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MALAYSIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA
• Kerala, Cherai Beach INDIA (Depth: 0.17 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland 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, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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
  • Priyalakshmi, G and Menon, NR (2008) Indian marine Gastrotricha Available at - http://www.gastrotricha.unimore.it/Indian-marine.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Menon, NR; Priyalakshmi, G and Todaro, MA (2007) A new species of Pseudostomella (Gastrotricha: Macrodasyida: Thaumastodermatidae) from a sandy beach of Kerala, India Zootaxa Magnolia Press 1616 61–68 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/bitstream/handle/purl/1890/A%20new%20species%20of%20Pseudostomella%20%28Gastrotricha.pdf?sequence=1
  • 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

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