Desmodora conocephala   Steiner,  1918 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Desmodorida
Family:Desmodoridae

Description
Size: Length 0.9 – 1.0 mm. Tail 6.0 – 6.5 anal diameters long.

Cuticle deeply annulated and interrupted with longitudinal ridges. Head nearly conical, with cuticular plates. Labial setae much reduced. Cephalic setae short and 0.3 head diameter long. Amphid distinct, a circular loop and about 0.4 head diameter wide. Tail conical-cylindrical. Spicule in male curved and 50 µm or 2.5 anal diameters long with 2 curved distal edges. Accessory plate short and sheath-like. Small sub-ventral setae occur around anus.


Synonym (s)
Desmodora conocephala Steiner, 1918

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/3/1983)
• 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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