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Authority

(Fenchel & Lee) Petz, Song & Wilbert (1995: 74)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Chlamydodontida

Family

Kryoprorodontidae

Additional References

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Basionym

Spiroprorodon glacialis Fenchel & Lee (1972: 232, fig. 1)

Synonyms

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Description

Fixed specimens 175–250 × 145–210 µm. Body ovoid to spherical. Somatic kineties c. 38: 33 longitudinal and 5 spiral kineties equally long (no shortened kineto-fragmon). Holotrichously ciliated, i.e. no cilia-free area between longitudinal and spiral kineties. Nematodesmata at least 22, forming a long pharyngeal basket (cyrtos). Macronucleus spherical. Contractile vacuole terminal.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Fenchel & Lee, 1972).

Comments

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