Strombidium calkinsi   Kahl,  1932 (Ciliata)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Spirotrichea

Length: 40-47.6 µm; width: 26.9-31 µm

Ovoid in shape, with the anterior projected forward into a blunt rostrum or peristomial collar. The posterior is rounded with polysaccharide plates and a distinct equatorial cleft. Trichites are few in number but are quite thick and form a funnel-like arrangement in the posterior. There are two long dorsal membranelles. which are independent of the oral membranelles in position and function. These may anchor the cell temporarily to the substrate. The AZM (adoral membrane zone) is long and curves obliquely towards the dorsal surface. The single macronucleus is ovoid.

Synonym (s)
Strombidium calkinsi Kahl 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Khallikote INDIA (Record: 19/02/1969)
• Orissa, Kaluparaghat INDIA (Record: 26/02/1969)
• Orissa, Parikud INDIA (Record: 19/06/1969)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 21/09/1987)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)

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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