Halalaimus filum   Gerlach  (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

Description
Size: Length 1.8 – 2.2 mm. Tail reaches about 42.0 anal diameters long.

Body filiform. Cuticle finely striated. Head with 0.2 diameter of body at hind end of oesophagus. Six cephalic and 4 cervical setae slightly longer than 1.0 head diameter. Amphid cylindrical, 8.0 head diameters long and located about 20 µm from anterior end. Tail very long, conical anteriorly and filiform posteriorly. Spicule in male is about 1.5 anal diameters long. Accessory plate indistinct.


Synonym (s)
Halalaimus filum Gerlach, 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 9/2/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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

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