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Authority

Hadzi (1951: 47)

Class

Heterotrichea

Order

Heterotrichida

Family

Folliculinidae

Additional References

Ringuelet (1953a: 202), Mulisch et al. (1986: 4)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

Folliculina aculeata Claparède & Lachmann sensu Fauré-Fremiet (1936: 1148, fig. 8)

Description

Lorica to more than 1000 µm long, dark blue-green; ampulla lying, comparatively slim (450–650 × 200–250 µm); neck annulated (175–400 × 100 µm); opening everted. Trophont dark blue-green, but often appearing red under low magnification; peristomial wings equal, c. 200 × 40 µm. Somatic kineties 70–80 longitudinal. Macronucleus ellipsoidal. Epibiotic on bryozoans and red algae.

Distribution

Bellingshausen Sea (Ringuelet, 1953a); Atlantic (Mulisch et al., 1986).

Comments

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