Spirinia laevioides   Gerlach,  1963 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 1.2 – 1.5 mm. Tail 3.5 – 4.0 anal diameters long.

Cuticle finely ringed. Labial setae minute. Cephalic setae 0.6 head diameter long. Numerous somatic setae present, about 0.8 head diameter long. Amphid distinct, circular and 0.4 head diameter wide. Cuticular annulation starts anteriorly from the anterior border of amphid. Mouth circular. Oesophagus with a distinct posterior bulb. Nerve ring occurs about the middle of oesophagus. Tail conical-cylindrical. Spicule in male 50 µm or 1.6 anal diameters long, with distal part expanded. Gubernaculum short and simple. Preanal papillae absent.

Synonym (s)
Spirinia laevioides Gerlach, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa

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