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Authority

Thompson (1972: 271, fig. 11)

Class

Oligohymenophorea

Order

Philasterida

Family

Uronematidae

Additional References

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Synonyms

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Description

Fixed specimens 25–34 × 13–19 µm. Body ellipsoidal; oral area extending over two-thirds of body length, slightly indented in area of cytostome. Somatic kineties 12 (to 20 kinetosomes per row); caudal cilium elongate. Adoral membranelle 1 very short; membranelle 2 composed of few widely spaced kinetosomes; membranelle 3 transversely orientated; paroral membrane extends anteriorly only to adoral membranelle 3. Macronucleus 1. Contractile vacuole posterior.

Distribution

Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Thompson & Croom, 1978); freshwater habitats, Antarctic Peninsula (Thompson, 1972; Thompson & Croom, 1978).

Comments

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