Ollicola vangoorii (Conrad) Vørs 1992

A = A living cell in its lorica; B = Empty lorica. A&B (BF); C = Cyst (PC); D = Variations in morphology of lorica (SEM)

Synonym(s): Codonomonas VanGoorii Conrad 1938 , Calycomonas vangoorii (Conrad) Lund 1960 Calycomonas wulfii Conrad et Kufferath 1954

Life-form: Solitary

Size: lorica: 3-7X2-3 µm, protoplastdiameter 1-3 µm

Resting spore: +

Note: Cell has one chloroplast and can ingest bacteria (Vørs 1992)

Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely in marine and brackish water

Espeland, G. & Throndsen, J. 1986. Flagellates from Kilsfjorden, Southern Norway, with description of two new species of Choanoflagellida. Sarsia. 71: 209-226.

Vørs, N. 1992a. Heterotrofe protister (ekskl. dinoflagellater, loricabærende choanoflagellater og ciliater). In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 195-250.

Vørs, N. 1992b. Heterotrophic amoebae, flagellates and heliozoa from the Tvärminne area, Gulf of Finland, in 1988-1990. Ophelia. 36: 1-109.

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