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Authority

(Giard) Dons (1914: 61, 70, pl. 2, fig. 7)

Class

Heterotrichea

Order

Heterotrichida

Family

Folliculinidae

Additional References

Dons (1911: 85), Fauré-Fremiet (1936: 1161), Andrews (1942: 91), Hadzi (1951: 188), Ringuelet (1955: 182; 1957: 215), Mulisch et al. (1986: 5)

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Basionym

Folliculina violacea Giard (1888: 315, pl. 20, fig. 6)

Synonyms

Folliculina telesto Laackmann (1910b: 83, pl. 13, figs 6–9)

Description

Lorica 175–335 (–440) × 50–95 µm, bottle-shaped, almost circular in cross section, standing upright, pale blue-green; neck straight, often bent in entoecic specimens, on broad side with a swelling (chamber) that contains a bipartite closing membrane, on narrow side with a transverse constriction (furrow); opening everted. Trophont to 500 µm long, plum-red or blue. Somatic kineties c. 50 longitudinal. Peristomial wings c. 200 µm long, narrow, equal in size and shape. Macronucleus 1. Epibiotic on algae, bryozoans, isopods and molluscs.

Distribution

Bellingshausen Sea (Ringuelet, 1957); cosmopolitan.

Comments

N/A

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