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Authority

Song & Wilbert (2002: 31, fig. 5)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Dysteriida

Family

Dysteriidae

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 60–80 × 30–50 µm. Body ellipsoidal to D-shaped, posteriorly transversely truncate, variable; stylus (podite, attachment organelle) subterminal in middle; oral basket (cyrtos) broad, composed of c. 26–30 nematodesmata (cytopharyngeal rods); body dorsoventrally flattened. Somatic kineties 33–40, mainly on ventral side, the anterior portions of c. 7 rightmost kineties arch around the cytostome and terminate on dorsal side; leftmost 10–15 rows very short. Perioral kineties probably in 3 fragments. Macronucleus 1.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002).

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