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Authority

(Entz) Kofoid & Campbell (1929: 321, fig. 610)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Tintinnida

Family

Tintinnidae

Additional References

Jörgensen (1924: 22), Balech (1959: 50), Sassi & Melo (1986: 78), Alder (1999: 346)

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Basionym

Tintinnus ganymedes Entz (1884: 409, pl. 24, figs 17, 18)

Synonyms

See Alder (1999) for synonymy.

Description

Lorica 95–133 × 27–38 µm, elongate chalice-shaped, apically slightly dilated; collar with short longitudinal ribs (facets) that sometimes project anteriorly as hair-like appendages; posteriorly narrowed; antapical horn with few ribs, occasionally with a small terminal knob; wall hyaline. Trophont with 1 macronucleus and 1 micronucleus.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Sassi & Melo, 1986; Thompson et al., 1999); cosmopolitan in tropical seas.

Comments

N/A

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