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Authority

Petz, Song & Wilbert (1995: 43, fig. 14)

Class

Litostomatea

Order

Pleurostomatida

Family

Litonotidae

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Description

In vivo 60–90 × 25–30 µm. Body broadly lanceolate, right side flat, left side vaulted; oral area (slit) c. half body length; laterally flattened. Somatic kineties 5 on right, anteriorly gradually shortened, 4 or 5 left kineties. Brosse composed of c. 10 dikinetids with bristle-like cilia. Perioral kineties 3. Extrusomes rod-shaped, 3–5 µm long. Macronuclear nodules 2; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole terminal. Movement: slowly gliding.

Distribution

Ross Sea, in the region 65.28°–74.70°S and 164.12°E–134.85°W, in sea-ice (Petz, unpublished data; Petz & Valbonesi, unpublished data); Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995).

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