Cynura papillata   Gerlach,  1962 (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Plectida
Family:Leptolaimidae

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

Cuticle with deep striation, the annulations being 1.5 µm wide. Lips prominent. Cephalic setae 1.5 head diameters long. Amphid distinct, circular and 0.3 head diameter wide. Button-like labial papillae present on the anterior region. Buccal cavity spacious, cylindrical and 40 µm deep. Oesophagus highly muscular, with a distinct posterior bulb. Tail short and conical. Spicule in male 60 µm or about 1.0 anal diameter long. Two preanal supplements on the ventromedian surface are 30 and 40 µm long. Gubernaculum spatula-like and bent at right angles.


Synonym (s)
Cynura papillata Gerlach, 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 9/2/1987)
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA

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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