Metopus es   (Claparede & Lachmann, 1858) Kahl,  1932 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Armophorea
Order:Armophorida
Family:Metopidae

Description
Size: 107.6-142.8 µm x 51.7-62.1 µm

Body characteristically sigmoid, comparatively large and slender; cytoplasm colorless, pellicular striations prominent, peristome conspicuous, slightly spirally diagonal, extending from the anterior end to the middle of the body; macronucleus single and sausage-shaped; contractile vacuole without any raising edge and located at the posterior end.


Synonym (s)
Metopus es Jankowski, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 4/6/1969)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 3/1/1971)
• Orissa, Gambhari INDIA (Record: 23/09/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa, Brahmandao INDIA (Record: 4/9/1987)

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
  • Micro*scope Available at - http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/portal.php?pagetitle=index

Page last updated on:2012-04-12

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