Loxophyllum meleagris   (Muller, 1773) Dujardin,  1841 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Litostomatea

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Length: 370 ┬Ám.

Large and broad, with sinuous edges, bluntly pointed at both ends. Trichocyst warts are present on the dorsal surface. The macronucleus is monoliform; the contractile vacuole is posteriorly placed with suggestions of a canal extending along the dorsal edge.

Synonym (s)
Amphileptus meleagris Ehrenberg, 1838
Kopoda meleagris Miller, 1786
Loxophyllum meleagris Dujardin, 1841
Loxophyllum meleagris Gulati, 1925
Loxophyllum meleagris Lepsi., 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 18/09/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bhatia, BL (1936) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Protozoa Taylor and Francis, LTD, Fleet Street, London 493 pp
  • Carey, PG (1992) Marine interstitial ciliates-An iilustrated key 334 PP Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Mikroscopia.com Available at - http://forum.mikroscopia.com/

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