Halichoanolaimus robustus   (Bastian,  1865) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Chromadorida
Family:Selachinematidae

Description
Size: Length 1.0 – 1.6 mm. Tail 2.0 – 3.0 anal diameters long.

Cuticle finely striated and punctate. Head truncate anteriorly. Labial papillae short with 10 short labial setae. Cephalic setae much reduced. Amphid distinct, 3.5 spiral and attains about 0.3 head diameter wide. Buccal cavity spacious with longitudinal septa and granular bodies. Tail conical-cylindrical, ending in finger-like tip.Spicules arcuate with ventral alae. Spicule in male 30 µm or about 1.2 anal diameters long. Three short preanal pricks present. Gubernaculum obscure, rod-like.


Synonym (s)
Spilophora robusta Bastian, 1865

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 03/02/1987)

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
  • Platt, HM and Warwick, RM (1988) Free living marine nematodes part II British chromadorids Linnean society of London and the estuarine and brackish-water sciences association 38 502 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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