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.
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added on 2006-02-171 322 viewsWoRMS taxa Amphorides quadrilineata (Claparède & Lachmann, 1858)checked Dolan, John 2013-03-15
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