Ophryodendron

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: 418

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.3.4

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038187BF-0305-F62F-FF54-FA19FCCE0B12

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scientific name

Ophryodendron
status

 

Ophryodendron  sp.

Record on halacarid mite: Several specimens of Copidognathus tricorneatus ( Viets, 1938)  collected from eastern Аustralia near Sydney between corals and sponges were infested with the suctorian Ophryodendron  sp. The suctorians were observed predominantly on legs but also on idiosoma of mites ( Viets 1938).

Remarks: Viets (1938) did not include the description and figures from found suctorian specimens. Thus, it is impossible to determine what representative species of the family Ophryodendridae  was found. It is quite possible that the suctorian specimens represent the genus Corethria.