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A new species of Holosticha (Ciliophora: Hypotrichida) from the coastal waters of Nagasaki, Japan: Holosticha nagasakiensis sp. nov.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2004

Xiaozhong Hu
Affiliation:
Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, Bunkyo-machi 1-14, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan Laboratory of Protozoology, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, People's Republic of China
Toshikazu Suzuki
Affiliation:
Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, Bunkyo-machi 1-14, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

Abstract

The morphology and infraciliature of the marine hypotrichous ciliate Holosticha nagasakiensisi sp. nov. from the coastal waters of Nagasaki, Japan are described based on living and protargol-impregnated specimens. The new species is characterized by: medium-sized marine Holosticha, in vivo 100–150×30–40 μm with elongated body shape and slightly greyish to reddish cell colour; cortical granules arranged in conspicuously longitudinal rows; 24–32 adoral membranelles; ∼20 midventral cirral pairs and 7–10 transverse cirri; 28–42 left and 25–38 right marginal cirri; constantly 4 frontal cirri and 3 dorsal kineties; 23–63 macronuclear nodules.

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© 2004 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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