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Authority

Petz, Song & Wilbert (1995: 59, fig. 18)

Class

Nassophorea

 

Order

Synhymeniida

Family

Orthodonellidae

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Description

In vivo 100–240 × 45–100, usually 140 × 55 µm. Body elongate-ellipsoidal to obovoid, with an inconspicuous snout-like projection on anterior left; posteriorly tapering; dorsoventrally flattened, non-contractile. Ventral kineties 25–36; dorsal kineties 21–33. Synhymenium surrounding almost the entire cell, extending from anterior dorsal side obliquely across ventral side to right body margin and sometimes to dorsal side again, composed of 70–93 dikinetids. Cortical granules (mucocysts?) along kineties. Nemato-desmata 17–26. Macronucleus ellipsoidal; micronucleus 1. Contractile vacuoles c. 6–9, along left and posterior right body margin. Movement: slowly gliding, thigmotactic.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Petz et al., 1995).

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