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Authority

Petz, Song & Wilbert (1995: 183, fig. 55)

Class

Spirotrichea

 

Order

Euplotida

Family

Euplotidae

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 90–130 × 60–85 µm. Body triangular to broadly obovoid, with a prominent spur on anterior right and c. 8 indistinct dorsal ridges, dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 10 frontoventral, 5 transverse, 2 left-marginal, 2 caudal. Dorsal kineties 12 (15–20 dikinetids in mid-dorsal rows). Adoral membranelles 60–76. Macronucleus C-shaped. Contractile vacuole 1. Dorsal silverline system of double-eurystomus type. Movement: crawling slowly on substratum.

Distribution

Ross Sea, in the region 65.95°–74.00°S and 135.00°–150.08°W, in sea-ice (Petz, unpublished data); Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995).

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