Oxytricha marina   Kahl,  1932 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Spirotrichea


Length: 120 ┬Ám

Elongate, cylindrical with the AZM (adoral membrane zone) occupying one-quarter of the body length. Both anterior and posterior are rounded. The arrangemnet of cirri is typical of the genus.

Similar species: Oxytricha aeruginosa

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay 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
  • Madhu, NV; Jyothibabu, R; Balachandran, KK; Honey, UK; Martin , GD; Vijay , JG; Shiyas, CA; Gupta , GVM and Achuthankutty, CT (2007) Monsoonal impact on planktonic standing stock and abundance in a tropical estuary (Cochin backwaters - India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 73 54-64 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/611/1/Estuar_Coast_Shelf_Sci_73_54.pdf
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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