Overview

Comprehensive Description

Living in heterogeneous sediment covered with bacteria. Specific structure of buccal cavity points to epistrate feeder.

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Distribution

Guaymas Basin.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Desmodorid with rounded head capsule and long, slender, conical tail. Fine somatic setae; absence of subcephalic setae. Body cuticle annulated. Amphid cryptospiral. Buccal cavity with large dorsal tooth, ventral teeth not observed. Cylindrical pharynx with muscular endbulb, bipartite cuticular valves in terminal bulb of pharynx. Large globular sperm cells and short bent spicule in males. Females with vulva at approximately 56% of body length.

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Size

750-1150 ìm.

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2000 - 2000
 
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