Eubostrichus exilis   (Cobb,  1920) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Desmodorida
Family:Desmodoridae

Description
Size: Length 3.0 – 3.5 mm. Tail 1.5 – 1.7 anal diameters long.

Cuticle finely striated. Lips indistinct. Labial papillae present. Four cephalic setae 0.8 head diameter long. Numerous cervical and somatic setae are short and reach 1/3 of cephalic setae. Amphid conspicuous, 1.5 spiral, located on the anterior border of head and 0.4 head diameter wide. Tail conical. Spicule in male 1.2 anal diameters long, with distal part expanded into a bulb. Gubernaculum tapers distally to a point. Ten pairs of sub-ventral papillae occur on tail. Midventral preanal and postanal pricks present.


Synonym (s)
Eubostrichus exilis Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)

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

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