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Published: 2023-10-03
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New record of Epistylis obliqua Sommer, 1951 (Ciliophora, Peritrichia) on aquatic mite Unionicola minor (Soar 1900) (Acari, Hydrachnidia)

A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS; Sevastopol; 299011; Russia
Sem Presserhof 92; 1087JG; Amsterdam; The Netherlands
Department of Aquaculture; University of Applied Sciences; Isparta; 32260; Türkiye
A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS; Sevastopol; 299011; Russia
Acari epibiosis Epistylis freshwater hydrachnid mite new record peritrich ciliates


This article deals with the report of a colonial peritrich ciliate species Epistylis obliqua Sommer, 1951 as epibiont on hydrachnid mite Unionicola minor (Soar 1900) from the freshwater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The finding of the species is the first after its original description as well as the first finding on a mite which belongs to family Unionicolidae Oudemans, 1909. The systematic position, improved diagnosis and morphometrics characteristic of E. obliqua are presented in the present study.



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