Diophrys sp.

Diophrys Dujardin, 1841

Ciliophora: Spirotrichea: Euplotida: Uronychiidae

  • The species of Diophrys are benthic ciliates abundant in coastal environment that can ascend by the water column.

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Three specimens from the same sampling station.
60x Plan Fluor. DIC. Sampled in La Maruca (Santander). August, 17th 2017.



Curds & Wu (1983)
Boltovskoy, D. (ed.) (1999). South Atlantic Zooplankton, 2 Vol. Backhuys Publishers. Leiden. (see p. 366, figs. 8.71 Diophrys appendiculata).
Curds, C.R. & Wu, I.C.H. (1983). A review of the Euplotidae (Hypotrichida, Ciliophora). Bull. Br. Museum. nat. Hist. (Zoology) 44(3): 191-247.
Hamburger, Cl. & Buddenbrock-Heidelberg, W. (1911). Nordische ciliata mit Ausschluss der Tintinnoidea. Nordisches Plankton, Vol. XIII. Verlag von Lipsius & Fischer. Kiel und Leipzig. (see Figs 127-129).
Larink, O. & Westheide, W. (2011). Coastal plankton. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil. München. (see Plate 16 for Diophrys sp.).
Song, W. Wilbert, N., Al-Rasheid, K., Warren, A., Shao, C., Long, H., Yi, Z. & Li, L. (2007). Redescriptions of Two Marine Hypotrichous Ciliates, Diophrys irmgard and D. hystrix (Ciliophora, Euplotida), with a Brief Revision of the Genus Diophrys.  J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 54(3).

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