oa African Zoology - A new species of Trichodina (Ciliophora: Peritricha) from a limnocnidid medusa in the Zambezi system

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



During September (spring) 1984 a medusa bloom of the freshwater jellyfish Limnocnida tanganyicae (Gunther, 1893) was observed in Lake Lisikili bordering on the Zambezi River in the eastern Caprivi. All examined medusas were found to be infested by numerous specimens of a previously unknown trichodinid peritrich. A taxonomic descriptionption of this new species, Trichodina zambeziensis sp.n. is provided.

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