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Authority

(Maupas) Hamburger & Buddenbrock (1911, 54, fig. 60)

Class

Oligohymenophorea

Order

Philasterida

Family

Uronematidae

Additional References

Czapik (1968: 225), Thompson & Kaneshiro (1968: 142), Thompson & Croom (1978: 52), Agamaliev (1983: 89), Dragesco & Dragesco-Kernéis (1986: 347)

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Basionym

Cryptochilum elegans Maupas (1883, 448, pl. 19, fig. 20)

Synonyms

N/A

Description

In vivo 32–90 × 20–45 µm. Body reniform; oral apparatus in anterior half of body, slightly indented; frontal plate distinct. Pellicle between kineties transversely striated. Somatic kineties 21–27 (c. 24–30 kinetosomes per row); caudal cilium 1. Conspicuous gap between adoral membranelle 1 (composed of 1 ciliary row) and membranelles 2 and 3. Macronucleus 1; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole subterminal on ventral side.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Thompson & Croom, 1978); Atlantic (Czapik, 1968; Thompson & Kaneshiro, 1968); Mediterranean Sea (Maupas, 1883); Caspian Sea (Agamaliev, 1983).

Comments

N/A

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