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Title: Descriptions of two new marine scuticociliates, Pleuronema sinica n. sp. and P. wilberti n
Authors: Al-Quraishy, S. A.,
Al-Farraj, S. A.,
AL-Rasheid, K. A. S.,
Keywords: Identification key
Interstitialciliates;
Morphology
Pleuronematidae;
;Silverstain
Taxonomy
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: European Journal of Protistology. GERMANY.
Citation: 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/123456789/11232
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