Amphileptus punctatus ( Kahl, 1926 ) Foissner, 1984, (Kahl, 1926) Foissner, 1984

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: 507-508

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scientific name

Amphileptus punctatus ( Kahl, 1926 ) Foissner, 1984
status

 

Amphileptus punctatus ( Kahl, 1926) Foissner, 1984  

Amphileptus   punctatus— Tirjaková 1998: 15; Tirjaková 2003 a: 36.

Main morphological characters (according to Foissner 1984 and Foissner et al. 1995). Size 100–150 × 35– 55 µm in vivo. Body broadly drop-like, posteriorly broadly rounded. Two macronuclear nodules with a single micronucleus in between. Contractile vacuole ventral and subterminal. Extrusomes ovate, 3 × 1.5 µm in size, scattered in cytoplasm of anterior body region and attached to anterior portion of oral bulge. Somatic ciliary pattern Amphileptus   -like; about 18–25 right and 4–6 left kineties.

Distribution. Amphileptus punctatus   was found in the benthos of the Hron River ( Tirjaková 1998) and of the Gidra River ( Tirjaková 2003 a).

Notes. Records of A. punctatus   in the territory of Slovakia ( Tirjaková 1998, 2003a) are questioned due to the taxonomic difficulties and lack of illustrations or microphotographs. For further details, see Issue 2 in ‘Notes and discussion on the checklist’.

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Ciliophora

Class

Gymnostomatea

Order

Pleurostomatida

Family

Amphileptidae

Genus

Amphileptus

Loc

Amphileptus punctatus ( Kahl, 1926 ) Foissner, 1984

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír 2014
2014
Loc

Amphileptus

Tirjakova 2003: 36
Tirjakova 1998: 15
1998