Metopus ovalis   Kahl,  1927 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Armophorea
Order:Armophorida
Family:Metopidae

Description
Size: 92 µm x 36 µm

Body oval, anterior and posterior ends rounded, cytoplasm reddish, pellicular striations large and wide; macronucleus ovoid and not sharply out lined, contractile vacuole large, with raising edges and located posteriorly.


Synonym (s)
Metopus ovalis 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

Page last updated on:2012-02-06

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