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Authority

(Schröder) Jankowski (1978: 495)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Endogenida

Family

Acinetidae

Additional References

Curds (1987: 83)

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Basionym

Tokophrya interrupta Schröder (1906a: 355, pl. 27, figs 6–14)

Synonyms

Corynophrya interrupta (Schröder) Kahl (1934: 207, fig. 5.2)
For additional synonyms, see Curds (1987).

Description

Specimens to 300 × 100–140 µm. Body discoidal; stalk long, widening anteriorly to a cup-shaped lorica-like thecostyle. Capitate tentacles on apical area, retractile, in 2 groups of c. 10–40. Macronucleus variable, horseshoe-, C- or X-shaped, frequently branched; micronuclei 1 (to several?). Epizoic on copepods (Euchaeta, Metridia). Swarmer c. 80 × 40 µm, reniform; ventral side and one end ciliferous.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Schröder, 1906a).

Comments

A poorly described species.

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