Halalaimus supercirrhatus   Gerlach,  1955 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oxystominidae

Description
Size: Length 1.8 – 2.0 mm. Tail 2 – 15 anal diameters long.

Body filiform. Cuticle fine and transparent. Head diameter about 0.3 body diameter at the esophageal base. Labial papillae small and indistinct. Six cephalic and 4 cervical setae 6.0 – 8.0 head diameters long. Amphid linear, indistinct and situated about 8.0 head diameters from anterior end. Tail conical-filiform. Spicule in male is slightly less than 2.0 anal diameters long. Gubernaculum obscure.


Synonym (s)
Halalaimus supercirrhatus Garlach, 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 2/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 3/3/1983)

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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