Cyclidium citrullus   Cohn,  1865 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Oligohymenophorea
Order:Pleuronematida
Family:Cyclidiidae

Description
Size: 24.9-29 µm x 12.4-16.5 µm.

Body small, ovoid, peristome distinctly recognisable extending upto two-third length of the body, caudal cilium long and comes out of a distinct depression or pit; macronucleus more or less round and located at the anterior half; contractile vacuole single, lying almost at the terminal portion of the body.

Synonym (s)
Cyclidium citrullus Cohn, 1866
Cyclidium citrullus Kahl, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 30/12/1970)
• Orissa 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:2012-02-03

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