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Authority

Dujardin (1841: 392, pl. 7, fig. 13)

Class

Oligohymenophorea

Order

Philasterida

Family

Uronematidae

Additional References

Kahl (1931: 356), Thompson (1972: 272), Coppellotti (1990: 366), Petz et al. (1995: 95), Song & Packroff (1997: 336)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

See Dragesco & Dragesco-Kernéis (1986) for synonymy.

Description

In vivo 20–60 × 10–40 µm. Body barrel-shaped; oral area in anterior third to half of body; frontal plate distinct, non-ciliferous. Somatic kineties 12–16; caudal cilium elongate. Adoral membranelles 3, small; membranelle 1 composed of 1 (or 2) ciliary rows; membranelle 2 of 2 or 3 equally long rows; paroral membrane inconspicuous. Scutica composed of few kinetosomes. Macronucleus 1; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole terminal. Movement: rapid.

Distribution

Ross Sea (Coppellotti, 1990); Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Thompson, 1972; Thompson & Croom, 1978); South Atlantic (Petz et al., 1995); cosmopolitan.

Comments

N/A

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