Desmodora cinctum   (Cobb,  1920) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Length 1.8 – 2.0 mm. Tail 1.5 anal diameters long.

Cuticle deeply ringed excepting the anterior head region. Lips indistinct. Longitudinal rows of cephalic and cervical setae 0.15 – 0.20 head diameter long. Amphid small, distinct, 1-spiral, located anteriorly on head and 0.12 head diameter wide. Oesophagus with a posterior bulb. Spicule in male curved and 0.9 anal diameter long. Gubernaculum is short and plate-like. Tail short and conical. Numerous subventral preanal pricks present. Two preanal papillae occur about 80 and 150 µm, respectively from anus.

Synonym (s)
Desmodora cinctum Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 28/01/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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