Eukrohnia minuta   Silas and Srinivasan,  1969 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chaetognatha
Class: Sagittoidea
Order:Phragmophora
Family:Eukrohniidae

Image copyrights: A. Pierrot-Bults

Description
Size: Maximum adult body length 12 mm tail: 26-31 %

Body firm, slender, opaque, broadest at region of tail septum; transversal musculature on trunk; head wide; hooks serrated in juveniles. One pair of very long lateral fins both on trunk and tail; lateral fins partially rayed, angular. Collarette absent; gut diverticula absent. Small eyes without pigment. Seminal vesicles conical; position of seminal vesicles: touching posterior fins, separated from tail fin. Ovaries short; ova large. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent; apical glands present. Hooks: 7-9; anterior teeth: none; posterior teeth: 8-14.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Alfred, JRB; Das, AK and Sanyal, AK (Eds.) (1998) Faunal diversity in India ZSI, Calcutta 1-497 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Nair, VR Chaetognatha NIO, Goa Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/Chaetognaths/Chaetognaths.jsp
  • Pierrot-Bults, A (2004) Chaetognatha of the world World biodiversity database Available at - http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/bis/chaetognatha.php?menuentry=zoeken
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-09-03

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