Scyphidia (Gerda) ubiquita   Hirshfield,  1949 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Oligohymenophorea
Order:Sessilida
Family:Scyphidiidae

Description
The 'vase-shaped' cylindrical body is beautifully sculptured by regular pellicular ridges or transverse striae, from the base or 'scopular disc' to the oral end, with the exception of the peristomial lips-where they are arranged in a rather irregular way. The peristome leads into the gullet, is lined with a single row of cilia. The attachment or 'scopular disc' is more or less flat, very adhesive and is able to clasp the substrate. The macronucleus is very conspicuous and expanded, sometimes elongated or sausage-shaped and is centrally located. Micronucleus is small, spherical to oval, and is located at the anterior proximity of the macronucleus. A contractile vacuole of moderate size is located near the peristomial disc.

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Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sagar Island 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-02-09

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