Chilodonella cucullulus   (Muller) Kahl,  1931 (Protozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phyllopharyngea

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Length: 45 µm-111.7 µm.

Ovoid, with a small, rounded left anterior rostrum just visible. Many longitudinal kinetics are present on the ventral surface. Large cytopharyngeal basket clearly visible. Numerous contractile vacuoles are present together with a single ovoid macronucleus.

Synonym (s)
Chilodon cucullatus Gulati, 1925
Chilodon cucullatus Hollis, 1922
Chilodon cucullulus Bhatia & Mullick, 1930
Chilodon cucullulus Carter, 1856
Chilodon cucullulus Claparede & Lachmann, 1858
Chilodon cucullulus Dujardin, 1841
Chilodon cucullulus Ehrenberg, 1833
Chilodon cucullulus Lepsi., 1926
Chilodon cucullulus Penard, 1922
Chilodon steini Bhatia, 1922
Chilodonella cucullulus Kahl, 1930
Kolpoda cucullus Miiller, 1773
Loxodes cucullio Dujardin, 1841
Loxodes cucullio Miiller, 1786
Loxodes cucullulus Dujardin, 1841
Loxodes cucullulus Ehrenberg, 1830
Kolpoda cucullulus Muller, 1773
Chilodonella cucullulus Kahl, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 05/01/1971, 18/09/1987)
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 13/09/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• West Bengal 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
  • Nandi, NC; Das, AK and Sarkar, NC (1993) Protozoa fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(1-2) 83-101 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -

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