Chlamydodon mnemosine   Ehrenberg,  1835 (Protozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phyllopharyngea

Length: 80-90 ┬Ám.

Ovoid, but tending toward reniform. The dorsal surface overhangs the ventral all round and the band of trichites is therefore continuous. The oral opening is oval and is supported by long thin nematodesmata. There is an ovoid macronucleus and four or five contractile vacuoles.

Synonym (s)
Chlamydodon rectus Ozaki and Yagiu, 1941
Chlamydodon mnemosine Ehrenberg, 1837

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 19/02/1969, 21/02/1969)
• Orissa, Bird Island INDIA (Record: 4/9/1987)
• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 12/9/1987)
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 13/09/1987)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa, Kaligugeswara INDIA (Record: 14/09/1987)

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 -

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