Odontophora furcata   Wieser,  1956 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 2.0 – 2.4 mm. Tail 3.5 anal diameters long in female and 2.0 anal diameters in male.

Cuticle finely striated. Six small cephalic papillae occur on anterior border of head. Cephalic setae 1.0 – 1.9 head diameters long, the setae in males being longer than those in females. Numerous somatic setae 0.5 head diameter long occur posterior to the cephalic setae. Amphid distinct, a circular loop and 0.3 head diameter wide. Buccal cavity deep. Three mandibles present with well developed teeth. Tail conical. Spicule in male curved and about 1.0 anal diameter long. Gubernaculam short and bent backwards.

Synonym (s)
Odontophora furcata Wiser, 1956

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 11/2/1987)

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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