Southerniella simplex   Allgen,  1932 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Araeolaimida
Family:Diplopeltidae

Description
Size: Male 0.96mm; Female: 1.0mm

Cuticle faintly striated. Lateral alae lacking. Head 10µm wide with distinct cap anteriorly. Stoma 15µm deep with thick sclerotized lining. Four cephalic setae obscure. Amphid mono spiral, 0.7 head diameter wide and situated behind cephalic setae. Oesophagus dilated posteriorly without distinct bulb. Excretory pore occurs just behind stoma. Tail conical- cylindrical, 5.0 anal diameters long and ends in a blunt tip. Spicule in male curved, cephalated and 1.4 anal diameters long. Gubernaculum with median apophysis.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha beach (Lat: 21.65) (Long: 87.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chandrasekhara, G and Mishra, A (1986) The meiofauna and macrofauna of Digha beach, West Bengal, India Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 83(3-4) Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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