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Authority

Kahl (1932: 647)

Class

Spirotrichea

 

Order

Euplotida

Family

Aspidiscidae

Additional References

Song & Wilbert (2002: 58)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 30–40 × 25–35 µm. Body broadly D-shaped, without a thorn-like projection, with 4 indistinct dorsal ridges, dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 7 frontoventral, 5–7 transverse. Dorsal kineties 4, each with 7–16 dikinetids. Frontal membranelles 4 or 5; adoral membranelles 12–14. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped. Contractile vacuole 1. Movement: crawling slowly to moderately quickly.

Distribution

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

Comments

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