The morphology and SSU rRNA gene sequence analysis of a poorly-known brackish water ciliate, Pinacocoleps tesselatus (Kahl, 1930) (Ciliophora, Colepidae) from Hangzhou Bay, China.

@article{Lu2013TheMA,
  title={The morphology and SSU rRNA gene sequence analysis of a poorly-known brackish water ciliate, Pinacocoleps tesselatus (Kahl, 1930) (Ciliophora, Colepidae) from Hangzhou Bay, China.},
  author={Borong Lu and Jie Huang and Xiangrui Chen},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3637},
  pages={
          123-30
        }
}
The morphology and infraciliature of a poorly-known colepid ciliate, Pinacocoleps tesselatus (Kahl, 1930) Foissner et al., 2008, collected from brackish-water biotope (salinity 12 per thousand) in Hangzhou Bay, China, were investigated using live observations and silver impregnations. This species is characterized by its length of 60-85 μm in vivo, ovular shape, two anterior and three posterior spines, 21-25 longitudinal and 11 transverse ciliary rows on average, a macro and micro nucleus, and… 

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