A checklist of suctorian epibiont ciliates (Ciliophora) found on meiobenthic marine nematodes



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Chatterjee, Tapas and Dovgal, Igor and Fernández Leborans, Gregorio (2020) A checklist of suctorian epibiont ciliates (Ciliophora) found on meiobenthic marine nematodes. Journal of Natural History, 53 (33-34). pp. 2133-2143. ISSN 1464-5262

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Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2019.1692085?journalCode=tnah20


A compilation of the ciliated suctorian species found on marine meiobenthic nematodes as epibiont has been carried out based on published records. It included the taxonomic position of each species of ciliate epibiont, the species of basibiont nematodes, the geographic zones where they have been found and the different records of these species together with the corresponding bibliographic references. Altogether 12 suctorian species were listed. Among registered suctorian species, Thecacineta oregonensis, T. urceolata, Trematosoma rotunda, Loricophrya bosporica, L. mediterranea, L. scanica, L. sivertseni, L. spitinae and L. stresemanni are likely specific to nematodes. The species as Thecacineta calix and Limnoricus ceter were found on a variety of hosts. Representatives of the genus Thecacineta reproduce by vermigemmic budding, swarmers of which are unable to swim, and often attached close to the cloaca of the nematodes. Any regularity in localization were not observed in the representatives of genera Trematosoma and Loricophrya, which form ciliary, swimming swarmers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:environment; epibiosis; host specificity; nematodes; suctorians
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Ecology
Medical sciences > Biology > Invertebrates
ID Code:63672
Deposited On:20 Jan 2021 13:48
Last Modified:21 Jan 2021 08:11

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