Litonotus varsaviensis (Wrześniowski, 1866) Wrześniowski, 1870

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 : 515-516

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6127167

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scientific name

Litonotus varsaviensis (Wrześniowski, 1866) Wrześniowski, 1870
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Litonotus varsaviensis (Wrześniowski, 1866) Wrześniowski, 1870

Amphileptus bivacuolata— Tirjaková 1993: 133.

Hemiophrys bivacuolata— Matis 1988: 57; Tirjaková & Matis 1987: 8.

Litonotus varsaviensis— Tirjaková 1997 b: 27; Andelová & Tirjaková 2000: 35; Chrenková & Tirjaková 2000: 47; Tirjaková 2001: 16; Tirjaková 2003 a: 37; Tirjaková 2003 b: 20; Tirjaková 2004: 7; Krno et al. 2006: 308; Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 a: 671; Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 b: 529.

Main morphological characters (according to Foissner et al. 1995). Size 80–150 × 35–55 µm in vivo. Body drop-like to lanceolate, with usually broadly rounded posterior end. Usually two macronuclear nodules with a single micronucleus in between. At least two (3–5) ventral contractile vacuoles: one subterminal and other one in about mid-body. Extrusomes broadly fusiform, about 4–6 µm long, attached to anterior half of oral bulge and scattered in cytoplasm. Somatic ciliary pattern Litonotus -like; 6–11 right and 4–9 left kineties.

Distribution. Litonotus varsaviensis was recorded in submerged mosses from Slovenský Raj at a frequency of 1.88 ( Tirjaková & Matis 1987); in organic mud from activated sludge plants in the town of Bratislava ( Matis 1988); in the periphyton and benthos of the Turiec River ( Tirjaková 1993); in an oligotrophic stream in the National Nature Reserve Rozsutec, Malá Fatra Mts ( Tirjaková 1997 b); in soil under mosses and in mosses from the town of Bratislava ( Andelová & Tirjaková 2000, Chrenková & Tirjaková 2000); in the benthos from the Gidra River ( Tirjaková 2003 a); in the benthos from the Stupavský potok brook ( Tirjaková 2003 b); in mosses from the fluviatile tract of the Hincov potok stream, High Tatra Mts ( Krno et al. 2006; Tirjaková 2001, 2004); 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 varsaviensis (Wrześniowski, 1866) Wrześniowski, 1870

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír 2014
2014
Loc

Litonotus

Tirjakova 2013: 671
Tirjakova 2013: 529
Krno 2006: 308
Tirjakova 2003: 37
Tirjakova 2003: 20
Tirjakova 2001: 16
Andelova 2000: 35
Chrenkova 2000: 47
Tirjakova 1997: 27
1997
Loc

Amphileptus

Tirjakova 1993: 133
1993
Loc

Hemiophrys

Matis 1988: 57
Tirjakova 1987: 8
1988