ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Authority

(Deroux) Petz, Song & Wilbert (1995: 63, fig. 19)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Chlamydodontida

Family

Lynchellidae

Additional References

N/A

top

Basionym

Chlamydonella pseudochilodon Deroux (1970: 159, figs 4–7), nomen nudum

Synonyms

N/A

Description

In vivo 40–85 × 25–40 µm. Body broadly ellipsoidal, with an inconspicuous snout-like projection on anterior left; dorsoventrally flattened. Somatic kineties 14 ventral (4 preorally arched), with 1 very short right kinety fragment. Brosse (terminal fragment) dorsal on anterior left end of body, composed of 8–17 kinetosomes; perioral kinety anterior of cytostome, Y-shaped or composed of 1 long and 1 short parallel rows of monokinetids. Nematodesmata 12–18. Macronucleus 1; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuoles 2 (in anterior third on right, in posterior third on left). Movement: gliding very slowly, thigmotactic.

Distribution

Ross Sea, in the region 69.97°–73.00°S and 135.00°–165.02°W, in sea-ice (Petz, unpublished data); Weddell Sea (Corliss & Snyder, 1986; Petz et al., 1995); Atlantic (Deroux, 1970).

Comments

N/A

top