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Authority

Bullington (1940: 191, fig. 7)

Class

Heterotrichea

Order

Heterotrichida

Family

Condylostomatidae

Additional References

Petz et al. (1995: 103)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo c. 140–590 × 65–200 µm. Body elongate-ellipsoidal, contractile, rarely slightly twisted; oral cavity c. 40% of body length. Somatic kineties 28–65. Adoral membranelles 123–210, 1–3 short apical membranelles (‘cirri’) on anterior right of oral cavity. Colourless cortical granules in interkinetal rows. Macronucleus beaded, composed of 6–13 nodules. Contractile vacuole subterminal (or lacking?).

Distribution

Ross Sea, in the region 65.28°–74.00°S and 135.00°–165.05°W, in sea-ice (Petz, unpublished data); Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995); Atlantic (Bullington, 1940).

Comments

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