Tintinnopsis tocantinensis Kofoid & Campbell, 1929

Ciliophora: Oligotrichea: Tintinnina: Codonellidae

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60x Plan Fluor. DIC. Sampled in Bay of Santander. July, 25th 2017.


“This tintinnid species is distributed in the neritic zone of the Indian Ocean, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Mediterranean Sea. The infusorian was evidently transported to the Black Sea via ballast waters of commercial ships.” Selifonova (2010).



Fernandes (2004)

Al-Yamani, F.Y., Skryabin, V., Gubanova, A., Khvorov, S. & Rrusova, I. (2011). Marine zooplankton practical guide for the Northwestern Arabian Gulf. Kuwait Institute for Scientic Research, Kuwait. (see Fig. 27a-d).
Fernandes, L.F. (2004). Tintininos (Ciliophora,Tintinnina) de águas subtropicais na região Sueste-Sul do Brasil. I. Famílias Codonellidae, Codonellopsidae, Coxliellidae, Cyttarocylidae, Epiplocylidae, Petalotrichidae, Ptychocylidae, Tintinnididae e Undellidae. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 21 (3): 551–576. (see Fig. 20)
Jiang, Y., Yang, J., Al-Farraj, S.A., Warren, A. & Lin, X. (2012). Redescriptions of three tintinnid ciliates, Tintinnopsis tocantinensis, T. radix, and T. cylindrica (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea), from coastal waters off China. European Journal of Protistology 48: 314–325. (see Figs. 1, 2).
Kofoid, C.A. & Campbell, A.S. (1929). A conspectus of the marine and freshwater ciliata belonging to the suborder Tintinnoinea, with descriptions of new species principally from the Agassiz Expedition to the Eastern Tropical Pacific 1904-1905. (see Fig 46).
Selifonova, Zh.P. (2010). New Species of Ciliates Tintinnopsis tocantinensis Kofoid & Campbell, 1929 (Ciliophora: Spirotrichea: Tintinnida) in the Black Sea. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 49–51.

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