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Authority

(Allgén) Curds (1985: 118, fig. 58)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Endogenida

Family

Acinetidae

Additional References

Allgén (1955: 43)

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Basionym

Acineta rotunda Allgén (1952: 173, figs 1–3)

Synonyms

Acineta ovoidea Allgén (1952: 175, figs 1, 2, 4)
Nematacineta rotunda (Allgén) Jankowski (1978: 495)
Nematacineta ovoidea (Allgén) Jankowski (1981: 86)

Description

Fixed specimens c. 30–60 × 23–29 µm. Lorica roundish, tapering posteriorly, laterally flattened; wall transversely striated; stalk shorter than body, transversely striated. Capitate tentacles few to at least 12, short, projecting in a single row through an opening in the anterior two-thirds of lorica. Macronucleus spherical to ellipsoidal. Epizoic on nematodes (Desmodora).

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Allgén, 1952); South Atlantic (Allgén, 1955).

Comments

A poorly described species.

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