Pleuronema coronatum   Kent,  1881 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Oligohymenophorea
Order:Pleuronematida
Family:Pleuronematidae

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Description
Size: Length 90 ┬Ám.

Ovoid, slightly reniform. The undulating membrane is very large, beginning apically and almost encircling the cytostome in the posterior. Oral membranelle arrangements are typical of the genus. Caudal cilia are present. There is a single large ovoid macronucleus. Trichocysts are large and few in number. There is a single large contractile vacuole.

Synonym (s)
Pleuronema coronata var. marina Kahl, 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jolly bouy Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jolly bouy Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, CG (1975) The interstitial fauna in the intertidal sands of Andamans and Nicobar group of islands Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 17(1) 116-128 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Carey, PG (1992) Marine interstitial ciliates-An iilustrated key 334 PP Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Eforie Available at - http://www.lefo.ro/
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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