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Authority

Song & Wilbert (2002: 26, figs 4, 20)

Class

Nassophorea

Order

Synhymeniida

Family

Orthodonellidae

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 120–180 × 40–70 µm. Body elongate-ellipsoidal, with a snout-like projection on anterior left; dorsoventrally flattened. Ventral kineties c. 28–45, interrupted postorally by prominent synhymenium (composed of c. 80 dikinetids, only on ventral side); dorsal kineties c. 19–25. Pharyngeal basket composed of c. 13 nematodesmata (cytopharyngeal rods). Macronucleus 1. Contractile vacuoles 2, on left side. Movement: gliding, with ventral side up and snout swinging up and down.

Distribution

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

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