Redescription of the rare heterotrichid ciliate, Copemetopus subsalsus Villeneuve-Brachon, 1940.

Abstract

The morphology and infraciliature of the rare heterotrichid ciliate Copemetopus subsalsus Villeneuve-Brachon, 1940 were studied in live and protargol-impregnated specimens and also by scanning electron microscopy. It is characterized by a dumbbell-shaped macronucleus, a specific dorsal brush cilia, an oblique peristome, and a distinct S-shaped adoral zone… (More)

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