Peritrichous ciliate

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Peritrichous ciliate

Post by Ecki »

Hello,

last weekend I found this nice peritrichous ciliate. My "Kahl" is at the bookbinder so I can't determine the name of the species :( It had a valve and was attached to the lorica with a stalk.

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40, DIC

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beautiful photo

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

A really fine image, Ecki!

What was the valve like? I don`t see the lid, here, though the sides are visible.

A Thuricola, probably.

A possible candidate would be Thuricola kellicottiana, as described by Penard under the name Cothurnia kellicottiana. Kahl moved it to Thuricola. Originally, Stokes had placed it in the new genus Thuricolopsis...though the creature he illustrated (Stokes, 1887) strikes me as quite different in appearance).

When your Kahl comes back from the doctor, have a look at s.785, image 5 (after Penard, not Stokes). :)

A handy online key: http://www.peritrich.de/kahl/sessilia/v ... uricol.htm
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Excellent image!
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Very good shot and intersting organism...wow :lol:
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Post by Ecki »

Thank you all!

Bruce, your identification is probably correct!

regards
Eckhard

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