Favella ehrenbergii (Claparède et Lachmann, 1858)

Cells and loricae (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 195-466 µm, oral diameter 63-125 µm (Hedin 1974).

Resting spore:

Note: It exist numerous phenotypes of loricae in F. ehrenbergii according to Laval-Peuto (1983)

Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Brandt, K. 1906. "Die Tintinnodeen der Plankton-Expedition. Tafeln 1-70". Ergebn Atlant. Ozean Planktonexped. Humboldt-Stift. 3: L.a.

Hedin, H.1974. Tintinnids on the Swedish west coast. Zoon. 2: 123-133.

Laval-Peuto, M.1983. Sexual reproduction in Favella ehrenbergii (Ciliophora, Tintinnia) taxonomical implications. Protistologica. 19: 503-512.

Marshall, S. M.1969. Protozoa, Tintinnida, zooplankton sheet 121. Conseil International pour l'exploration de la mer.,

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