Tokophrya Bütschli, 1889

Chаtterjee, Tаpаs, Dovgаl, Igor, Pešić, Vlаdimir & Zаwаl, Аndrzej, 2018, A checklist of epibiont suctorian and peritrich ciliates (Ciliophora) on halacarid and hydrachnid mites (Acari: Halacaridae & Hydrachnidia), Zootaxa 4457 (3), pp. 415-430: 421

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Tokophrya Bütschli, 1889


Genus Tokophrya Bütschli, 1889 

Tokophrya quadripartita (Claparède & Lachmann, 1859) 

= Podophrya quadripartita Claparède & Lachmann, 1859 

= Acineta quadriloba Stein, 1859 

= Acineta quadripartita (Claparède & Lachmann) Stein, 1867 

=Tokophryopsis (Epitokophrya) quadripartita  (cf. Jankowski, 1978)

= Brachyonus tuberosus Pallas, 1766

= Volverella astoma Bory, 1824

= Megatricha partita Badcock, 1880

= Tokophrya trionixa Bovee, 1981 

= Tokophrya mutica Bovee, 1981 

Record on hydrachnid mites: Ramadan (2004) reported Tokophrya quadripartita  on adult mites Unionicola tetrafurcatus Ramadan & Аboul-Dahab, 2002  associated with the mussel Caelatura aegyptiaca Cailliaud, 1827  collected from a site on the eastern bank of the River Nile, north of Sohag University Campus, Egypt. The highest mean density of ciliates was recorded on the fourth leg of the mite and declined gradually towards the first leg, which recorded the lowest mean number and attached to the bases of the setae on the legs of the mite ( Ramadan 2004).

Other hosts: The species was reported on the copepod Cyclops  and other substrata (Curds 1985); on the copepods Limnocalanus macrurus Sars, 1863  and Epischura lacustris Forbes, 1882  from Lake Michigan ( U.S.А.) (Evans et al. 1979, 1981). It was also reported on the copepods Eucyclops agilis (Koch, 1838)  and Cyclops bicuspidatus Claus, 1857  from Lake Аshmore, Illinois ( U.S.А.) ( Henebry & Ridgeway 1979); on the uropods of the European crayfish Astacus leptodactylus  (cf. Matthes & Guhl 1973); on the decapod Cambarellus patzcuarensis Villalobos, 1943  (cf. Mayen-Estrada & Аladro-Lubel 1998) and on Lethocerus  sp. from Mexico near Grutas de la Estrella, Ixtapan de la Sal, State of Mexico ( Mariño-Pérez et al. 2011).