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Authority

(Braarud) Butcher (1967: 49)

Class

Bodonea

Order

Kinetoplastida

Family

Bodonida

Additional References

Vørs (1992a: 77, figs 37e–i, 40.1–4), Patterson et al. (1993: 82, fig. 7D)

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Basionym

Bodo marina Braarud (1935: 115, fig. 36)

Synonyms

Chilomonas marina (Braarud) Halldal (1953: 58, fig. 21)

Description

Cell asymmetrical, droplet-shaped, biflagellate. Cell body 10–30 µm long, 3–7 µm diameter. Flagella subequal, inserted subapically near broadest end of cell, about as long as the cell body. When swimming, one flagellum coils around the anterior end of the cell body, the other trails, resulting in a spiralling motion.

Distribution

Coastal waters near Davis Station, East Antarctica.

Comments

This is a common planktonic grazer (Vørs 1992a).

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