Coleps tesselatus   Kahl,  1930 (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Prostomatea
Order:Prorodontida
Family:Colepidae

Description
Length: 65-72 ┬Ám

A common genus found in many locations, cylindrical in form with an equatorial cleft. Anterior ectoplasmic plates pointed in the peribuccal region. Three pyramidal caudal spines are present. Each plate is ornamented by three lateral teeth. Caudal cilium present.


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Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Orissa, Brahmandao INDIA (Record: 04/09/1987)
• 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, 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, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington 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, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Phoenix Bay, Fisheries Jetty INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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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