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Bifidochaetus veronicae

  • Order: CHAETONOTIDA Remane, 1925
    • Suborder: PAUCITUBULATINA d'Hondt, 1971
      • Family: CHAETONOTIDAE Gosse, 1864
        • Subfamily: CHAETONOTINAE Kisielewski, 1991
          • Genus: Bifidochaetus Kolicka & Kisielewski, 2016
            • Species: veronicae Kånneby, 2013
scetch
(after (Kånneby, 2013))
Length ( bottle ):
123 µm - 135 µm

Width:
28 µm - 38 µm

Width of the head ( five-lobed ):
25 µm - 30 µm

Width of the neck:
18 µm µm

Length of the furca:
18 µm - 20 µm

Adhessive tubes (dick):
50% of furca

Pharyx ( cylindrical ):
34 µm - 35 µm

Diameter of the mouth ( around ):
4-6 µm

Dorsal scales:
16-19 rows of 27-30 suboval overlapping scales (3x3 µm) each with a cleft spine (9µm); one pair of parafurcal spines (14-16 µm).

Ventral scales:
Ventral intercilliary field naked except for posterior third, which bears small, oval keels (2x2 µm); two keeled terminal plates (6x4 µm); 7-8 terminal spines (10-14 µm).

Oecology:
Riverbed

Similar species:
well delimitable

Particularities:
split spines


Literature:

(Kånneby, 2013)