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Taxonomic descriptions of some conspicuous species in the family Strombidiidae (Ciliophora: Oligotrichida) from the Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Maine

  • D. H. Lynn (a1), D. J. S. Montagnes (a1) and E. B. Small (a2)


Ten species of marine strombidiid ciliates were identified after protargol staining plankton samples. The taxonomic redescriptions include a diagnosis for Tontonia gracillima Faure-Fremiet, 1924, Strombidium wulffi (Wulff, 1919) Kahl, 1932, Strombidium acutum Leegaard, 1915, Strombidium constrictum (Meunier, 1910) Wulff, 1919, Strombidium compressum (Leegaard, 1915) Kahl, 1932, and Strombidium sulcatum Claparede & Lachmann, 1858. Four new species, Strombidium dalum n.sp., Strombidium epidemum n.sp., Strombidium rhynchum n.sp., and Strombidium tressum n.sp., are defined based primarily on the characteristics of the anterior oral polykinetids, numbers of oral polykinetids, and presence of anterior protuberance.


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Taxonomic descriptions of some conspicuous species in the family Strombidiidae (Ciliophora: Oligotrichida) from the Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Maine

  • D. H. Lynn (a1), D. J. S. Montagnes (a1) and E. B. Small (a2)


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