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Brief descriptions of 12 ciliate species previously unrecorded (Protozoa: Ciliophora) in Korea

  • Kim, Ji Hye (Natural Science Research Institute, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Jung, Jae-Ho (Department of Biology, Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • Received : 2017.08.01
  • Accepted : 2017.09.12
  • Published : 2017.12.28

Abstract

Twelve ciliates were collected from freshwater, marine, and brackish water habitats in Korea and taxonomic descriptions are provided based on observations of living cells and protargol-impregnated specimens. These ciliates, recorded for the first time in Korea, were classified into 12 genera, 11 families, 10 orders, and five classes. We provide brief descriptions and remarks, including microphotographs, for the 12 ciliates: Allotricha mollis, Amphileptus eigneri, Didinium gargantua, Holophrya teres, Lacrymaria marina, Novistrombidium apsheronicum, Pelagostrobilidium conicum, Pseudochilodonopsis fluviatilis, Pseudourostyla subtropica, Strombidium conicum, Urocentrum turbo, and Uronema marinum.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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