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Authority

(Dujardin) Kahl (1932: 646, fig. 125.30, 31)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Euplotida

Family

Aspidiscidae

Additional References

Wu & Curds (1979: 19), Song & Wilbert (2002: 57)

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Basionym

Coccudina polypoda Dujardin (1841: 447, pl. 10, fig. 3)

Synonyms

N/A

Description

In vivo 25–55 × 20–45 µm. Body triangular to D-shaped, without a thorn-like projection, dorsally distinctly vaulted and with 7 or 8 prominent longitudinal ridges, dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 7 frontoventral, 5 or 6 transverse. Dorsal kineties 4, each with 4–7 dikinetids. Frontal membranelles 3 or 4; adoral membranelles 8–15. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole 1. Movement: crawling moderately quickly.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002); North Sea (Kahl, 1932); Mediterranean Sea (Dujardin, 1841).

Comments

N/A

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