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Authority

(Dons) Dons (1934: 32)

Class

Heterotrichea

Order

Heterotrichida

Family

Folliculinidae

Additional References

Hadzi (1951: 81; L. gigantea considered to be possibly synonymous with L. expansa)

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Basionym

Semifolliculina gigantea Dons (1914: 67, figs A, B, pl. 1, figs 1–9)

Synonyms

Folliculina ampulla (Müller) sensu Laackmann (1910b: 84, figs 16–25)
Folliculina gigantea (Dons) Kahl (1932: 472, fig. 77.9)

Description

Lorica 760–1870 × 100–250 µm, rather variable in size, brown to blue-green; ampulla lying; neck sometimes rising at 70–90° from substratum, spirally annulated, often longitudinally striated; opening usually distinctly everted (160–340 µm across), sometimes with a second collar. Macronucleus globular. Epizoic on bryozoans.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Laackmann, 1910b); North Atlantic (Kahl, 1932).

Comments

N/A

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