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Authority

Curds, West & Dorahy (1974: 97, figs 2–4)

Class

Spirotrichea

 

Order

Euplotida

Family

Euplotidae

Additional References

Curds (1975: 42), Wilbert & Kahan (1981: 88), Valbonesi & Luporini (1990b: 51), Petz et al. (1995: 191), Song & Packroff (1997: 346)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

Euplotes algivorus Agatha, Wilbert, Spindler & Elbrächter (1990: 226, fig. 4)
Euplotes nobilii Valbonesi & Luporini (1990b: 48, figs 3–5)
Euplotes sp. (Thompson, 1972: 282, fig. 21)

Description

In vivo 30–67 × 25–45 µm. Body ellipsoidal to slightly triangular, with a spur-like projection on anterior right, posterior margin usually transparent, with c. 3 inconspicuous ventral and c. 6 ±prominent dorsal ridges, dorsoventrally flattened. Cirri: 10 frontoventral, 5 transverse, 1 (sometimes 2 very closely set) left-marginal, 2 caudal. Dorsal kineties 5–8 (c. 6–14 dikinetids in mid-dorsal rows). Adoral membranelles 18–37. Macronucleus C- to S-shaped; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole 1. Dorsal silverline system of double-patella type. Movement: crawling moderately quickly, jerking slightly.

Distribution

Ross Sea (Valbonesi & Luporini, 1990b; Albergoni et al., 2000); Bellings-hausen Sea (Thompson, 1972); Weddell Sea (Agatha et al., 1990; Petz et al., 1995); Atlantic (Curds et al., 1974); Indian Ocean (Dallai et al., 1987); Red Sea (Wilbert & Kahan, 1981); Pacific (Song & Packroff, 1997).

Comments

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