Litonotus alpestris Foissner, 1978, Foissner, 1978

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír, 2014, An annotated and revised checklist of pleurostome ciliates (Protista: Ciliophora: Litostomatea) from Slovakia, Central Europe, Zootaxa 3760 (4), pp. 501-521: 509

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.4.1

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scientific name

Litonotus alpestris Foissner, 1978
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Litonotus alpestris Foissner, 1978  

Litonotus   alpestris— Tirjaková 1997 a: 16; Tirjaková 1997 b: 27; Tirjaková 1998: 16; Tirjaková 2001: 15; Tirjaková 2003 a: 37; Tirjaková 2003 b: 20; Tirjaková 2004: 7; Tirjaková & Stloukal 2004: 17; Krno et al. 2006: 308; Tirjaková 2006: 9; Tirjaková 2010: 36; Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 a: 670; Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 b: 529.

Main morphological characters (according to Foissner et al. 1995). Size 30–50 × 10–15 µm in vivo. Body lanceolate with narrowly rounded posterior body end. A single ellipsoidal macronuclear nodule with a single micronucleus. Contractile vacuole terminal. Extrusomes rod-like and slightly curved, about 2–3 µm long, scattered in cytoplasm and attached along whole length of oral bulge. Somatic ciliary pattern Litonotus   -like; 3–4 right and 3– 4 left kineties.

Distribution. Litonotus alpestris   was found in gravel and debris of the spring area below the Veľký Javorník, Malé Karpaty Mts ( Tirjaková 1997 a, Tirjaková & Stloukal 2004); in oligotrophic streams in the National Nature Reserve Rozsutec, Malá Fatra Mts ( Tirjaková 1997 b); in the benthos of the Hron River and its tributaries ( Tirjaková 1998); in the benthos from various streams in the High Tatra Mts ( Tirjaková 2001); in the benthos from various localities in the Gidra River ( Tirjaková 2003 a); in the benthos from the Stupavský potok brook ( Tirjaková 2003 b); on stones and in mosses and fine gravel-debris from the Hincov potok stream, High Tatra Mts (Tirjaková 2004, Krno et al. 2006); in the spring area of the Hron River (Tirjaková 2006); in the benthos and plankton of a hypertrophic shallow water reservoir near the town of Modra ( Tirjaková 2010); in the sediment from the littoral zone of the upper Váh River ( Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 a); in the sediment from the Zubrovica stream, Low Tatra Mts ( Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 b).

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Ciliophora

Class

Gymnostomatea

Order

Pleurostomatida

Family

Litonotidae

Genus

Litonotus

Loc

Litonotus alpestris Foissner, 1978

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír 2014
2014
Loc

Litonotus

Tirjakova 2013: 670
Tirjakova 2013: 529
Tirjakova 2010: 36
Krno 2006: 308
Tirjakova 2004: 17
Tirjakova 2003: 37
Tirjakova 2003: 20
Tirjakova 2001: 15
Tirjakova 1998: 16
Tirjakova 1997: 16
Tirjakova 1997: 27
1997