Some new interstitial gastrotrichs from the beach sands of waltair coast

  • G. Chandrasekhara Rao
  • P. N. Ganapati


The paper reports for the first time the occurrence of eleven new species of Gastrotrichs in the interstitial sands of Waltair beach. Ten of these belong to the order Macrodasyoidea and the other to the order Chaetonotoidea. The distribution of these forms in relation to the size of the sand grains and depth has been described. The feeding habits and the other interstitial fauna associated with the Gastrotrichs have also been reported.


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Chandrasekhara Rao
    • 1
  • P. N. Ganapati
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyAndhra UniversityWaltair

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