Euplotes vannus   (Muller, 1786) Minkjewicz,  1901 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Spirotrichea
Family: Euplotidae

Size: 58-66.2 µm x 25-33.1 µm

Body irregularly oval without any anterior collar, left and right margins parallel and rectilinear and, both anterior and posterior extremities uniformly rounded; peristomal lip slightly sinuous; 9 latero-dorsals, 10 frontodorsals, 5 transverse and 4 caudal cirri present; macronucleus sickle shaped.

Synonym (s)
Trichoda vannus Muller, 1786
Euplotes vannus Kahl, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Somolo Island INDIA (Record: 5/9/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi (Lat: 10.16) (Long: 76.41) 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 -
  • Jyothibabu, R; Madhu, NV; Jayalakshmi, KV; Balachandran, KK; Shiyas, CA; Martin, GD and Nair, KKC (2006) Impact of freshwater influx on microzooplankton mediated food web in a tropical estuary (Cochin backwaters - India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 69(3-4) 505-518 Available at -

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