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Authority

Claparède & Lachmann (1859: 371, pl. 13, fig. 6)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Strombidiida

Family

Strombidiidae

Additional References

Borror (1963: 508), Fauré-Fremiet & Ganier (1970: 207), Montagnes et al. (1990: 319), Song et al. (2000: 333)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

Strobilidium sulcatum Claparède & Lachmann sensu Hada (1970: 27), par lapsus

Description

In vivo 30–60 × 18–40 µm. Body obovoid to broadly ellipsoidal, with a prominent apical protrusion in median part (disappears after fixation). Equatorial kinety subequatorial, continuous ventrally. Ventral kinety extending from antapical pole c. halfway to equatorial kinety. Anterior adoral membranelles 12–16, continuous with 7–9 ventral membranelles. Girdle of prominent extrusomes (c. 15–20 µm long, in bundles) parallel to equatorial kinety. Subpellicular platelet layer in posterior half of cell. Macronucleus 1; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole 1. Movement: fast.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Hada, 1970); Bellingshausen Sea (Klöser, 1990); cosmopolitan.

Comments

N/A

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