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Authority

Fabre-Domergue (1885: 561, pl. 28, fig. 7)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Euplotida

Family

Aspidiscidae

Additional References

Kahl (1932: 649), Song & Wilbert (2002: 58)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 50–70 × 40–55 µm. Body broadly D-shaped, a triangular thorn-like projection covering adoral membranelles (Song & Wilbert, 2002); other populations with distinct spur-like protrusion on left-lateral margin (Fabre-Domergue, 1885; Kahl, 1932), dorsoventrally flattened, with 3 or 4 longitudinal dorsal ridges. Cirri: 7 frontoventral, 5–7 transverse. Dorsal kineties 4, densely ciliated (c. 20 dikinetids each). Frontal membranelles 4; adoral membranelles 17–19. Macronucleus C-shaped. Contractile vacuole 1. Movement: crawling.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002); Atlantic (Kahl, 1932).

Comments

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