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Diversity of free-living morphospecies in the ciliate genus Metopus
Esteban, G.; Fenchel, T.; Finlay, B.J. (1995). Diversity of free-living morphospecies in the ciliate genus Metopus. Arch. Protistenkd. 146: 137-164
In: Archiv für Protistenkunde. Fischer: Jena. ISSN 0003-9365, more
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Keywords
    Ciliates; Diversity; Symbionts; Metopus Claparède & Lachmann, 1858 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Esteban, G.
  • Fenchel, T., more
  • Finlay, B.J.

Abstract
    This is a taxonomic revision of anaerobic free-living ciliates in the genus Metopus. It includes a rationalization of all nominal species described in the literature, and the allocation of the survivors to morphospecies. The revision is based on examination of cultured species together with an exhaustive comparison of the published descriptions of nominal species. All free-living Metopus can be allocated to one of five general morphological types. Each type contains several morphospecies (and their synonyms), each with conservative features. The seventy-six nominal species of Metopus are reduced to 22 morphospecies, and M. nivaaensis n. sp. is described.

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