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Authority

(Kahl) Petz & Foissner (1992: 160)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Choreotrichida

Family

Strobilidiidae

Additional References

Agatha & Riedel-Lorjé (1998: 13)

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Basionym

Strobilidium conicum Kahl (1932: 512, fig. 82.33)

Synonyms

N/A

Description

In vivo 25-50 × 15-30 µm. Body obconical, with indistinct longitudinal furrows, posteriorly pointed. Cytoplasm reddish to brownish. Somatic kineties 6, longitudinal and slightly oblique. Adoral membranelles 20-26 external and 1 internal, in a closed spiral. Macronucleus horseshoe-shaped; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole terminal. Movement: very fast over long distances, sometimes swimming slowly and rotating about main body axis.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Hada, 1970), but obviously misidentified; North Sea (Kahl, 1932).

Comments

N/A

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