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Title: Descriptions of two new marine scuticociliates, Pleuronema sinica n. sp. and P. wilberti n
Authors: AL-Rasheid, K. A. S.,
Al-Quraishy, S. A.,
Al-Farraj, S. A
Keywords: Identification key
;Interstitialciliates
;Morphology
;Pleuronematidae
Silverstain
Taxonomy
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: European Journal of Protistology. GERMANY. 45: 29-37.
Abstract: Twonewmarinescuticociliates,Pleuronemasinican.sp.andP.wilbertin.sp.,collectedfromthesandbeachofQingdao,China,wereinvestigatedinvivoandfollowingprotargolimpregnation.Ciliatesofthegenus Pleuronema are normallyrecognizablebytheirlargesail-likeparoralmembranealthoughonespecies, P. grolierei, hasshorterciliain the paroralmembrane.Neitherofthenewformshastheconspicuousparoralmembraneinvivosointhisrespectthey are nottypicalmembersofthisgenus. Pleuronemasinica is characterizedbyitslarge,conspicuouslyflattenedbody,the possessionofonlyonepreoralkinety,theirregular-shapedmacronucleusandtheratherunusualstructureoftheoral apparatus.Bycontrast P. wilberti has amedium-sizebroad-ovalbody,sixtoeightpreoralkinetiesandahighly differentiatedmembranelle3thatisfive-orsix-rowed.Anidentificationkeyissuppliedforthe15speciesof Pleuronema for whichtheinfraciliatureisknown.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11223
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