Frontonia fusca   (Quennerstedt,  1869) (Ciliata)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ciliophora
Class: Oligohymenophorea
Order:Peniculida
Family:Frontoniidae

Description
Length: 92-200 ┬Ám.

Elongate, with the anterior slightly wider than the posterior. The oral aperture is small with sutures indistinct. There is a single macronucleus and single large micronucleus. There are two contractile vacuoles present, one anterior and the other posterior. Trichocysts are small.


Synonym (s)
Frontonia fusca Kahl, 1931
Frontonia elliptica Beardsley, 1902
Panophrys fusca Quennerstedt, 1869

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Parikud INDIA (Record: 10/9/1987)
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake 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

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