Four New Records of Ciliated Protists from Lakshadweep, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700 053, West Bengal



Condylostoma, Hypotrich Ciliate, India, Minicoy Island, Spirostomum


The present study provides a brief description of four ciliated protists, namely Rigidohymena quadrinucleata (Dragesco and Njiné, 1971) Berger, 2011; Oxytricha quadricirrata Blatterer and Foissner, 1988; Condylostoma curvum Burkovsky, 1970 and Spirostomum caudatum (Müller, 1786) Delphy, 1939, that are new records for Indian fauna. The details of each species from live observation and after protargol impregnation have been presented.


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Ghosh, S., Ghosh, A., Bharti, D., & Kumar, S. (2022). Four New Records of Ciliated Protists from Lakshadweep, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 122(3), 291–298.





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