Laboea strobila Lohmann 1908

Living cells with many chloroplasts and a cell in Lugol (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 60-130 µm, width 20-65 µm .

Resting spore:

Note: It is mixotrophic

Distinctive features: It has a spiral kinety and posses 36-72 oval nuclei (2-3 µm)

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Jonsson, P. R. 1987. Photosynthetic assimilation of inorganic carbon in marine oligotrich ciliates (Ciliophora, Oligotrichina). Mar. Microb. Food Webs. 2: 55-68.

Montagnes, D. J. S., Lynn, D. H., Stoecker, D. K. & Small, E. B. 1988. Taxonomic descriptions of one new species and redescription of four species in the family Strombidiidae (Ciliophora, Oligotrichida). Journal of Protozoology. 35: 189-197.

Sanders, R. W. 1995. Seasonal distributions of the photosynthesizing ciliates Laboea strobila and Myrionecta rubra (= Mesodinium rubrum) in an estuary of the Gulf of Maine. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 9: 237-242.

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