Monhystera parva   (Bastian,  1865) (Marine Worm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Order:Monhysterida
Family:Monhysteridae

Description
Size: Length 1.6 – 1.8 mm. Tail 5.6 – 5.8 anal diameters long.

Cuticle smooth and transparent. Head diameter 15 µm. Body diameter at the end of oesophagus 30 µm. Lips and labial papillae distinct. Buccal cavity 15 µm deep. Cephalic and cervical setae 5 µm long present. Amphid distinct circular and 0.3 head diameter wide. Excretory pore 3.5 head diameters behind anterior end. Tail conical-cylindrical, with 3-celled caudal gland. Spinnert present. Spicule in male 40 µm long and curved. Gubernaculum apophysis 14 µm long.


Synonym (s)
Monhystera parva Bastian, 1865
Monhystera antarctica Cobb, 1914
Monhystera heteroparva Micoletzky, 1924
Monhystera kossnensis Paramonov, 1929
Monhystera parva meridiana Micoletzky, 1922

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 30/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 27/02/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

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
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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