Anticoma lata   Cobb,  1898 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 1.5 – 1.8 mm. Tail in male 6.5 anal diameters and in female 8.5 anal diameters long.

Cuticle with weak striation. Lateral fields and labial papillae distinct. Cephalic setae are less than half the head diameter long. Four somatic setae located about 4 head diameters from anterior end. Amphid distinct, cup-shaped, 0.25 head diameter long and located about 1.5 head diameters from anterior end. Excretory pore located about 100 µm from anterior end. Nerve ring located 58% from anterior end. Spicule in male curved and 1.25 anal diameters long. Tail conical-cylindrical with 2-celled caudal gland. Spinnert present.

Synonym (s)
Anticoma lata Cobb, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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