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Authority

Grolière & Detcheva (1974: 92, figs 1–5)

Class

Oligohymenophorea

Order

Pleuronematida

Family

Pleuronematidae

Additional References

Petz et al. (1995: 97)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo 90–170 × 40–60 µm. Body elongate-ovoid to ellipsoidal, circular to laterally slightly compressed in cross section; oral area c. 80% of body length. Somatic kineties 25–34; 2–4 preoral, 1 postoral, with a few stiff elongate caudal cilia. Adoral membranelles 3, inconspicuous (membranelle 1 rather short); undulating membrane prominent. Extrusomes indistinct in vivo. Macronucleus 1; micronuclei several. Contractile vacuole 1, subterminal at level of cytostome. Movement: swimming moderately fast, sometimes zig-zag, rotating about main body axis, resting for short periods.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995); Black Sea (Grolière & Detcheva, 1974).

Comments

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