Oxytricha chilkaensis     (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Spirotrichea
Order:Sporadotrichida
Family:Oxytrichidae

Description
Size: 50-54 µm x 25-30 µm

Body broadly oval, both left and right sides straight and almost parallel, both anterior and posterior ends rounded, frontal cirri 9, ventral 5 and anals 5, peristome extending to almost middle of the body, macronuclei long, rod-shaped and two in number, contractile vacuole single and located at one side of the peristome.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 12/9/1987)

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

Page last updated on:2012-02-08

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