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Authority

Claparède & Lachmann (1859: 302, pl. 18, fig. 7)

Class

Litostomatea

 

Order

Haptorida

Family

Lacrymariidae

Additional References

Kent (1881: 517), Petz et al. (1995: 36)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 60–150 × 20–30 µm. Body club-shaped, moderately contractile; neck distinct; head and pharyngeal plug conspicuous. Somatic kineties 12–14, anteriorly longitudinal, posteriorly spiralling; apical ends probably composed of dikinetids (brosse). Extrusomes 4–12 µm long, rod-shaped. Macronucleus ellipsoidal; micronucleus spherical. Contractile vacuole subterminal. Movement: usually slow to moderately fast in a straight line, rotating about main body axis.

Distribution

Ross Sea, in the region 68.95°–74.03°S and 134.85°–165.02°W, in sea-ice (Petz, unpublished data); Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995); North Atlantic (Claparède & Lachmann, 1859); Mediterranean Sea (Gourret & Roeser, 1888); Pacific (Wailes, 1943).

Comments

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