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Authority

Petz (1995: 138, figs 5–7)

Class

Spirotrichea

Order

Urostylida

Family

Pseudokeronopsidae

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Synonyms

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Description

In vivo c. 170–300 × 60–100 µm. Body elongate-ellipsoidal, dorsoventrally slightly flattened, anteriorly and posteriorly evenly rounded; buccal field large. Cirri: 26–41 frontal, in 2 rows, forming a bicorona, continuous with long midventral row of c. 41–64 cirral pairs and c. 3 single cirri posteriorly; 1 or 2 frontoterminal, 1 or 2 buccal, 7–10 transverse cirri. Left postoral ventral rows of fine cirri 4–7; marginal cirral rows 1 right and 1 left. Dorsal kineties 3. Adoral zone of 55–72 membranelles extending far onto right side. Macronuclear nodules c. 110–180; micronuclei 1–6. Contractile vacuole supraequatorial, with inconspicuous collecting canals. Movement: crawling slowly.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Petz, 1995).

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