First Report of Ptycholaimellus macrodentatus (Timm, 1961) (Nematoda: Chromadorida) from Indian Coast


  • Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (West)
  • Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (West)
  • Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Digha, West Bengal



Bay of Bengal, Hypodontolaiminae, Intertidal, Tajpur.


The first reporting of Ptycholaimellus macrodentatus from Indian coast is being made given due importance on the comparative morphometrics. The specimens under the present study have been found to attain a maximum length up to 1111 μm, are endowed with a long s-shaped dorsal tooth, collar enclosing the labial rugae, a groove at the base and double oesophageal bulb. All the specimens studied had a long ventral gland originated far behind of the oesophagus and opened into a small slit. This species was previously reported from the coastal Bangladesh and off the Kenyan water.


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Datta, T. K., Chakraborty, S. K., & Mohapatra, A. (2017). First Report of <I>Ptycholaimellus macrodentatus</I> (Timm, 1961) (Nematoda: Chromadorida) from Indian Coast. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 117(3), 274–281.





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