Amphileptus procerus ( Penard, 1922 ) Song & Wilbert, 1989, (Penard, 1922) Song & Wilbert, 1989

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

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scientific name

Amphileptus procerus ( Penard, 1922 ) Song & Wilbert, 1989
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Amphileptus procerus ( Penard, 1922) Song & Wilbert, 1989  

Amphileptus   procera— Matis & Tirjaková 1992: 51.

Amphileptus   procerus— Matis & Tirjaková 1995: 247; Tirjaková 1997 b: 27; Tirjaková 1998: 15; Tirjaková 2001: 15; Baláži & Matis 2002 b: 8; Tirjaková 2006: 9; Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 a: 670.

Hemiophrys   procera— Matis 1961: 772.

Litonotus   procerus— Tirjaková 1993: 134.

Main morphological characters (according to Song & Wilbert 1989 and Foissner et al. 1995). Length 200– 800 µm in vivo. Body fusiform, posteriorly tail-like; highly contractile. Two macronuclear nodules with a single micronucleus in between. Many scattered contractile vacuoles. Extrusomes rod-like, about 10 µm long, scattered in cytoplasm and forming an anterior cluster in oral bulge. Somatic ciliary pattern Amphileptus   -like; about 25–40 right and 7–13 left kineties.

Morphological and taxonomical notes. According to Matis (1961) up to 200 µm long. However, Penard (1922) and Song & Wilbert (1989) recorded much larger specimens, ranging from 600 to 800 µm in length. On the other hand, the length varies from 200 to 800 µm according to Foissner et al. (1995). Since Matis’ (1961) specimens are at or below the lower size limit, we question their conspecificity with A. procerus   . Possibly, they are a misidentified A. proceroformis Song & Wilbert, 1989   .

Distribution. Amphileptus procerus   was recorded in Ereč during June and December ( Matis 1961); in the backwaters of the Danube River in Čičov ( Matis & Tirjaková 1992); in the periphyton and benthos of the Turiec River ( Tirjaková 1993); in the littoral zone of the Danube River and its through-flowing river arms near the hydroelectric power structures in Gabčíkovo ( Matis & Tirjaková 1995); in an oligotrophic stream from the National Nature Reserve Rozsutec, Malá Fatra Mts ( Tirjaková 1997 b); in the benthos from tributaries of the Hron River ( Tirjaková 1998); in the benthos from Javorový potok stream, High Tatra Mts ( Tirjaková 2001); in the pelagial of the Danube River near Hrušov and of the Váh River near Komárno ( Baláži & Matis 2002 b); in the spring area of the Hron River (Tirjaková 2006); in the sediment from the littoral zone of the upper Váh River ( Tirjaková & Vďačný 2013 a).

Kingdom

Protozoa

Phylum

Ciliophora

Class

Gymnostomatea

Order

Pleurostomatida

Family

Amphileptidae

Genus

Amphileptus

Loc

Amphileptus procerus ( Penard, 1922 ) Song & Wilbert, 1989

Vďačný, Peter & Rajter, Ľubomír 2014
2014
Loc

Amphileptus

Tirjakova 2013: 670
Balazi 2002: 8
Tirjakova 2001: 15
Tirjakova 1998: 15
Tirjakova 1997: 27
Matis 1995: 247
1995
Loc

Litonotus

Tirjakova 1993: 134
1993
Loc

Amphileptus

Matis 1992: 51
1992
Loc

Hemiophrys

Matis 1961: 772
1961