Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 54 Issue 2
Free-living nematodes along the continental slope off north east coast of India
C. Annapurna, Ch.Vijaya Bhanu, M. Srinivasa Rao, M.V.Sivalakshmi, Lilly M. G.Cooper, and Y. Kasivishweshwara Rao / doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2012.54.2.01707-09
The present study provides first time information about the systematics of nematodes along the continental slope of the Northeastern coast of India between Divi point (16°00’09”N;81° 29’57”E) in the south and Paradeep (20°00’24”N;87°29’16”E) in the north. Altogether 89 species were identified,represented by 71 genera, 25 families and 3 orders. Marylynnia complexa, Aponema decraemerae, Desmodorella tenuispiculum, Desmoscolex laevis, Retrotheristus breviseta, Sphaerolaimus balticus, Siphonolaimus ewensis, Terschellingia gourbaultae, Diplopeltula incisa, and Axonolaimus spinosus were found to be new records from Indian waters. The detailed descriptions along with drawings of nematode species are presented here.
Nematodes, continental slope, meiobenthos.
Date : 01-02-2013