Leprotintinnus pellucidus (Cleve, 1899)

Loricae with living cells (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 134-240 µm, oral diameter 27-47 µm .

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Lorica cylindrical and open aboral, with or without foreign particles, spiral structure sometimes visible

Similar species: Leprotintinnus bottnicus

Distribution: Atlantic

Cleve, P. T.1899. Plankton collected by the swedish expedition to Spitzbergen in 1898. Kongl. Svensk. Vet.-Akad. Handl. 32(3): 1-51.

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

Marshall, S. M. 1969. Protozoa, Tintinnida, zooplankton sheet 117. Conseil International pour l'exploration de la mer.,

Reid, P. C. & John, A.W.G. 1978. Tintinnid cysts. J. mar. biol. Ass. U. K. 58: 551-557.

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