Paracyatholaimus duplicatus   Gerlach,  1964 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Chromadorida
Family:Cyatholaimidae

Description
Size: Length 1.5 – 1.8 mm. Tail 5.5 – 6.5 anal diameters long.

Cuticular ornamentation with numerous pin-pricks. Labial papillae small. Cephalic setae 0.4 head diameter long. Amphid distinct with 5 spirals with a maximum width less than 0.5 head diameter. Oesophageal bulb lacking. Tail conical-filiform. Spicule in male 50 µm or about 1.0 anal diameter long. Accessory apparatus plate-like. Paired preanal papillae present. Filiform part of tail is about 0.1 anal diameter wide. Outer edge of spicular apparatus with a group of pricks.


Synonym (s)
Paracyatholaimus duplicatus Gerlach, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/03/1983)
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)

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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