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New Record of Two Oligohymenophorean Ciliates (Protozoa: Ciliophora) from Korea

  • Jung, Jae-Ho (Department of Biology, Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • Received : 2021.09.17
  • Accepted : 2021.10.13
  • Published : 2021.10.31

Abstract

During a field survey on Korean coastal marine waters, two ciliates belonging to the genera Pseudovorticella Foissner & Schiffmann, 1975 and Frontonia Ehrenberg, 1838 in the class Oligohymenophorea de Puytorac et al., 1974, were collected. Even though the two genera are very common in the aquatic ecosystems, they had been superficially studied in Korean habitats. Using the observation of living cells and specimens impregnated by protargol, silver carbonate, and silver nitrate, two newly recorded ciliate are identified as P. paramarina Sun, Ji, Warren & Song, 2009 and F. ocularis Bullington, 1939. A brief diagnosis, remark, and comprehensive micrographs are provided for each species.

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