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Authority

Borror (1965: 559, figs 17–19)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Euplotida

Family

Uronychiidae

Additional References

Czapik (1981: 367), Curds & Wu (1983: 210), Song & Packroff (1997: 351), Song & Wilbert (2002: 54)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 50–106 × 30–60 µm. Body ellipsoidal, without prominent ventral or dorsal sculpturing, dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 5 frontoventral, 2 pretransverse, 5 thick transverse, 2 or 3 left-marginal, 3 caudal and thick. Dorsal kineties 4 or 5. Adoral zone composed of 26–45 membranelles, also extending a short distance onto right ventral body side. Cortical granules around base of ciliary organelles. Macronuclear nodules 2; micronuclei 3–6. Movement: crawling rather slowly.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002); Atlantic (Borror, 1965); Baltic Sea (Czapik, 1981); Pacific (Song & Packroff, 1997).

Comments

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