Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Tracheloraphis haloetes sp. n. (Ciliophora, Gymnostomatida): Description and a Key to Species of the Genus Tracheloraphis


Tracheloraphis haloetes sp. n. occurred in a water sample from a Bahama industrial salt works (S = 82 ppt). Its measurement, shape, ciliation (pericytostomal, locomotory, and nonmotile), internal structure, and behavior are described. A simple binary key is used to indicate its similarities to and differences from its congeners. The key is based on characteristics of nuclear configuration, glabrous zone morphology, body shape, and patterns of ciliation.

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The Journal of Zoology

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