Bathylaimus depressus   Gerlach,  1962 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Araeolaimida
Family:Tripyloididae

Description
Size: Length 1.2 mm long. Tail 2.5 anal diameters long.

Body cylindrical. Lips and labial setae prominent. Ten cephalic setae are 0.6 head diameter long. Cephalic setae modified with expanded and jointed tips, 1.0 head diameter long. Buccal cavity spacious and cuticularized. Pharynx highly muscular. Amphid distinct horse-shoe shaped with closely set loops and reaches 0.4 – 0.6 head diameter wide. Tail short and conical-cylindrical, with a distinct spinnert at the tip. Spicule in male 1.0 anal diameter long.


Synonym (s)
Bathylaimus depressus Gerlach, 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 13/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep 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

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