Chromaspirina madagascariensis   Gerlach,  1953 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 0.8 – 1.0 mm. Tail 3.0 anal diameters long.

Cuticle finely ringed. Head bluntly rounded anteriorly. Four cephalic and sub-cephalic setae are 0.3 head diameter long. Amphid conspicuous, circular, 1.5 spiral and 0.4 head diameter wide. Cuticular annulation starts from the level of amphid. Buccal cavity wide and funnel-like. Oesophagus with a posterior bulb having 2 internal valves. Tail conical. Spicule in male is about 25 µm or 1.0 anal diameter long and curved, with the distal part expanded. Gubernaculum an epsilon-like plate. Preanal and postanal supplements obscure.

Synonym (s)
Chromaspirina madagascariensis Gerlach, 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 6/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 6/2/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sound Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 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

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