Amphorides (Amphorella) quradrilineata
Description: A common tintinnid ciliate in Mediterranean. It is about 150 microns long. Like other tintiinids, the ciliate cell which resembles an oligotrich ciliate is inside a shell or lorica. Tintinnids feed on phytoplankton, microscopic algae and in turn serve as food for larger plankton organisms such as copepods and fish larvae.
Author: Dolan, John
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WoRMS Taxa on this image:
Amphorides quadrilineata (Claparède & Lachmann, 1858) - checked by Dolan, John on 2013-03-15 08:17:43