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Authority

(Schröder) Jankowski (1978: 495)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Endogenida

Family

Acinetidae

Additional References

Biernacka (1963: 65), Curds (1987: 83)

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Basionym

Tokophrya campanula Schröder (1906a: 358, pl. 27, figs 15, 16)

Synonyms

Tokophrya steueri Schröder (1911: 757, figs 8, 9)
Corynophrya campanula (Schröder) Kahl (1934: 207, fig. 5.1)
For additional synonyms, see Curds (1987).

Description

Specimens (110–) 300–350 × (50–) 100–150 µm. Body discoidal; stalk long, widening anteriorly to a cup-shaped lorica-like thecostyle. Capitate tentacles retractile, encircling apical area in a continuous multi-rowed wreath. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped to elongate, always branched. Epizoic on copepods (Euchaeta, Metridia). Swarmer c. 90–100 × 30 µm, narrowly ellipsoidal; ciliferous end tapering.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Schröder, 1906a); Baltic Sea (Biernacka, 1963); Mediterranean Sea (Schröder, 1911; Fernandez-Leborans & Tato-Porto, 2000).

Comments

A poorly described species.

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