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Authority

(Levinsen) Hadzi (1951: 48, figs 6, 7)

Class

Heterotrichea

Order

Heterotrichida

Family

Folliculinidae

Additional References

Dons (1911: 81), Hadzi (1951: 48), Ringuelet (1953a: 201; 1953b: 235), Mulisch et al. (1986: 4)

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Basionym

Filellum(?) expansum Levinsen (1893: 172, pl. 7)

Synonyms

Folliculina expansa (Levinsen) Kramp (1911: 374)

Description

Lorica 270–730 × 120–220 µm, light blue-green, variable in shape; ampulla lying, broad (120–380 × 120–220 µm); neck annulated (100–400 µm long), longitudinally striated; opening everted. Trophont blue-green, contractile; peristomial wings equal, to 400 long and 55 µm wide. Macronucleus ellipsoidal. Epizoic on bryozoans, molluscs and isopods; often in dense colonies.

Distribution

Bellingshausen Sea, Atlantic, Pacific (Ringuelet, 1953a); Mediterranean Sea (Hadzi, 1951).

Comments

N/A

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