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Authority

Valbonesi (1996: 378, figs 1–6)

Class

Spirotrichea

 

Order

Euplotida

Family

Aspidiscidae

Additional References

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Fixed specimens 30–40 × 20–30 µm. Body ellipsoidal, dorsoventrally flattened, with a distinct thorn-like projection subequatorially on left-lateral margin; dorsal surface smooth. Cirri: 7 frontoventral, 5 transverse. Dorsal kineties 4 (or 5), each with 4–7 dikinetids. Frontal membranelles 4; adoral membranelles 13 or 14. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped; micronucleus 1. Thigmotactic, such that crawling specimens cannot be easily removed with a pipette.

Distribution

Ross Sea (Valbonesi, 1996).

Comments

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