Trachelocerca phoenicopterus   Cohn  (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Karyorelictea
Order:Protostomatida
Family:Trachelocercidae

Description
Size: 300-350 ┬Ám

Body elongate, extensible and contractile with a distinct tail; cytosome located at the anterior end surrounded by a ridge; both cytostome and cytopharynx with trichocysts; macronucleus four in number and arranged radially; six compact micronuclei; contractile vacuoles several and arranged in a row.


Synonym (s)
Trachelocerca phoenicopterus Cohn 1866
Trachelocerca phoenicopterus Kahl 1930

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Barkuda INDIA (Record: 29/05/1969)
• Orissa, Somolo Island INDIA (Record: 5/9/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, AK (1995) Protozoa Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 137-209 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:2012-02-08

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