Tintinnopsis tocantinensis   Kofoid & Campbell,  1929 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Spirotrichea
Order:Tintinnida
Family:Codonellidae

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Description
The upper half of the lorica cylindrical, the lower half inflated, bulb-like. Dorsal mouth ends with an angular process, of a length equal to that of the oral diameter. Shell wall covered by dark grains.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 09/1998-08/1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi (Lat: 10.16) (Long: 76.41) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 11/1993-10/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 11/1993-10/1995)
• Kerala, Kadinam-Kulam Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Rozi INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Dwarka INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)

Literature Source(s)
  • Prabhu, VA; Perumal P and Rajkumar M (2005) Diversity of microzooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 47(1) 14-19 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
  • Chandrasekaran, VS (2000) Relationship between plankton and finfish and shellfish juveniles in Pichavaram mangrove waterways, south east coast of India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 199-207 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhanam, P and Perumal, P (2003) Diversity of zooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 144-151 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Godhantaraman, N (2002) Seasonal variations in species composition, abundance, biomass and estimated production rates of tintinnids at tropical estuarine and mangrove waters, Parangipettai, southeast coast of India Journal of Marine Systems Elsevier 36(3-4) 161-171 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-7963(02)00185-9
  • 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 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2006.05.013
  • Maruthanayagam, C; Kumar, CS and Subramanian, P (2001) Seasonal variation of protozoans in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar along the south east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 43(1&2) 186-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nandan, SB and Azis, PKA (1994) Zooplankton of the retting zones in the Kadinam-Kulam estuary, Kerala Mahasagar 27(1) 59-65 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Patel, MI (1976) Seasonal variation in zooplankton from the coastal waters of Saurashtra Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 5(1) 140-144 Available at - NIO, Goa

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