Ancistrocoma dissimilis   Kozloff  1946 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phyllopharyngea

Size: Length 27.2 - 44.2 µm; Width 8.5 - 11.9 µm

Macronucleus is rounded, slightly elongated, 5.1 - 10.2 µm * 5.1 - 8.5 µm lies just above the posterior third of the body. Micronucleus spherical and measures 1.7 µm in diameter, lying posterior to the macronucleus. Contractile vacuole in the posterior third of the body. The ciliature consists of 12 to 14 kineties. The central thigmotactic complex embraces 5 kineties, more or less equal and reaching almost the posterior extremity of the body; on the left 3 - 4, on the right 4 - 5 kineties, gradually becoming elongated and buckled.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jamadar, YA and Choudhury, A (1990) Ciliates of some marine and estuarine molluscs from Indian coastal region Technical Monograph ZSI, Calcutta 12 p 79 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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