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Published: 2019-05-31
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Note on the genus Lecanophryella (Ciliophora: Suctorea) with description of a new species from west coast of India

Crescent International School, Bario, Govindpur, Dhanbad 828109, Jharkhand, India.
Institute of Marine Biological Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2, Nakhimovave, Sevastopol, 299011, Russia.
CSIR—National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa-403004, India.
CSIR—National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa-403004, India.
Protist ciliate epibiont suctorian Lecanophryella


The article presents a review of the literature on known representatives of the genus Lecanophryella containing general characteristics of the members of this genus, information on morphology and data on distribution. Diagnostic characters of L. satyanandani is emended based on material collected from a new locality. A new species, Lecanophryella indica as epibiont on the body surface of cyclopoid copepod from the Zuari estuary, west coast of India is also described.



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