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Authority

(Schröder) Collin (1909: 1094)

Class

Phyllopharyngea

Order

Exogenida

Family

Thecacinetidae

Additional References

Allgén (1955: 37), Matthes (1956: 477)

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Basionym

Acineta calix Schröder (1906a: 353, pl. 27, figs 1–3)

Synonyms

?Thecacineta paradesmodorae Allgén (1949: 2, fig. 1)
Thecacineta subantarctica Allgén (1949: 3, fig. 3)
Thecacineta oblonga Allgén (1955: 41, fig. 3)
For additional synonyms, see Matthes (1956).

Description

Lorica 51–110 × 24–55 µm, barrel-shaped, with 14–28 circular ridges; stalk 20–30 µm long. Trophont attached to bottom of lorica. Capitate tentacles to c. 30, clustered on apical end, to > 90 µm long. Macronuclear nodules 1 or 2, spherical to ellipsoidal. Contractile vacuole subterminal. Epizoic on nematodes. Swarmer vermiform.

Distribution

Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (Schröder, 1906a); South Atlantic (Allgén, 1949); Mediterranean Sea (Matthes, 1956).

Comments

N/A

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