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|Title:||First record of association of planktonic diatom Chaetoceros coarctatus Lauder, 1864 with a peritrich ciliate epibiont Vorticella oceanica Zacharias, 1906 (Ciliophora: Peritricha) from the Indian Ocean region|
|Keywords:||Epibiont;Chaetoceros coarctatus;Vorticella oceanic;Diatom;Ciliate;Indian Ocean|
|Abstract:||Vorticella oceanica Zacharias, 19061, a peritrich ciliate was found on the marine planktonic diatom Chaetoceros coarctatus Lauder, 18642 from the coastal waters of southwestern Bay of Bengal. The present report can be considered as the first report of the epibiont Vorticella oceanica from the Indian coastal water as well as from Indian Ocean.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.46(09) [September 2017]|
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