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Authority

Song & Wilbert (2002: 52, figs 12, 49, 50)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Urostylida

Family

Urostylidae

Additional References

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 150–300 × 50–90 µm. Body elongate-ellipsoidal, flexible, contractile, with brick-red pigments in cytoplasm; dorsoventrally flattened. Cortical granules on dorsal side (colour unknown). Cirri: 4 frontal, 1 buccal, 5–8 frontoterminal, 4–6 transverse. Midventral row composed of 8–11 cirral pairs in anterior, 8–13 single cirri in posterior portion. Marginal cirral rows 6 or 7 right, 6–9 left. Dorsal kineties 3 long and 2–4 short. Adoral membranelles 35–46. Macronuclear nodules c. 100. Contractile vacuole supra-equatorial. Movement: crawling moderately quickly.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Song & Wilbert, 2002).

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