Metopus vestitus   Kahl,  1932 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Armophorea
Order:Armophorida
Family:Metopidae

Description

Length: 80 ┬Ám

Small, elongate with a sharply pointed tail. The anterior is reminiscent of many other species, being twisted to the left and with an AZM (adoral membrane zone) reaching to the mid-body region. The pellicle is invested with a thick coat, possibly bacterial. There is a single ovoid macronucleus, centrally placed.


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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, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove 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
  • 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 (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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