Metopus fuscus   Kahl,  1932 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Armophorea
Order:Armophorida
Family:Metopidae

Description
Size: 132.5-157 µm x 62-67 µm

Body of clear brownish tint and irregular shape, posterior extremity flattened. pellicular striations fine, torsion of anterior left side conspicuous; peristome conspicuous, both perizonal ciliary stripe (PCS) and adoral zone of buccal membranellae (AZM) longer than those of M. es; macronucleus oval or slightly reniform and sharply outlined, contractile vacuole large, with raising edges and located posteriorly


Synonym (s)
Metopus fuscus Kahl, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 6/9/1987)
• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 18/09/1987)
• Orissa 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
  • Micro*scope Available at - http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/portal.php?pagetitle=index

Page last updated on:2012-04-12

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