Boveria teredinidi   Nelson,  1923 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Oligohymenophorea

Size: Length 34.0 - 57.8 µm; Width 15.3 - 22.1 µm.

Body is more or less conical, with slightly pointed anterior tapering end. The large, oval macronucleus is centrally placed,varying from 10.2 - 15.3 µm in length and 6.8 - 8.5 µm in breadth. The spherical micronucleus measures 2.5 - 3.4 µm in diameter and is located in the anterior one third part of the body. The contractile vacuole occupies a position dorsally near the outer terminus of the dorsal ciliary zone. Food vacuoles are 7-12 in number and usually found in the posterior half of the body. Oral apparatus is represented by the broad discoid peristomial field which is truncated into a special area for securing food. The body cilia are of equal length (4.50 µm) except at the oral and aboral regions.

Synonym (s)
Boveria xenkewitchi Levinson, 1941
Boveria sp. Fenchel, 1965

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Goa, Colva beach INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha beach INDIA
• Southwest 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 -
  • Santhakumari, V (1973) A brief account of the commensals, associates and predators of the marine wood boring animals Mahasagar NIO, Goa 6(3&4) 178-181 Available at -

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