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Authority

Kahl (1931: 258, fig. 40.28)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Dysteriida

Family

Dysteriidae

Additional References

Song & Wilbert (2002: 35)

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Basionym

Dysteria lanceolata Calkins (1902: 441, fig. 36), due to homonymy with Dysteria lanceolata Claparède & Lachmann (1859)

Synonyms

N/A

Description

In vivo 30–50 × 20–25 µm. Body ellipsoidal, laterally compressed; stylus subterminal on ventral side; right side flat, right body plate anteriorly shortened and with 2 longitudinal furrows; left side vaulted. Somatic kineties: 5 in right field arched, c. 6 short kineties in left equatorial field, with 1 very short external right-equatorial kinety. A few short kineties near cytostome. Macronucleus 1. Movement: crawling slowly, thigmotactic.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002); Atlantic (Kahl, 1931).

Comments

N/A

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