Ciliate hitch-hikers: nematode ecto-commensals from tropical Australian sea grass meadows

Fisher, R. (2003) Ciliate hitch-hikers: nematode ecto-commensals from tropical Australian sea grass meadows. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83 (3). pp. 445-446.

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Abstract

The presence of suctorian ciliates attached to the cuticle of heavily ornamented free-living marine nematodes, especially the family Desmodoridae, has been reported. Observations of nematode hosts and their attached ciliates were made from samples extracted from very fine muddy sands of tropical Australian sea grass meadows. Measurements of the point of attachment of the ciliates revealed that they tend to position themselves near the anus/cloaca of the nematode host.

Item ID: 29207
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0025-3154
Keywords: ciliate hitch-hikers, nematode ecto-commensals, suctorian ciliates
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 23:08
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060807 Animal Structure and Function @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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