Diophrys appendiculata   (Ehrenberg, 1838) Schewiakoff,  1893 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Spirotrichea
Order:Euplotida
Family:Uronychiidae

Description
Size: 60-87 µm x 45.5-64.2 µm

Body ellipsoid; peristome large, reaching almost middle of the body; frontoventrals 7-8 in number; 2 marginals on the left side of the posterior part of the peristome; strong and large 5 anal and 3 caudal cirri present, latter placed deep into dorsal pit; macronucleus elongate, cylindrical and 2 in number.


Synonym (s)
Stylonychia appendiculata Ehrenberg, 1838
Diophrys appendiculata Kahl, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Orissa, Barkul INDIA (Record: 26/02/1969)
• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 26/02/1969)
• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 10/6/1969)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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