Ellobiocystis caridarum

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Class: 
Ellobiopsea
Order: 
Ellobiopsida
Family: 
Ellobiopsidae
Genus: 
Ellobiocystis
Species: 
caridarum
Authority: 
Coutière 1911

Diagnosis

Diagnosis_genus: Ellobiocystis Coutière 1911. Ectocommensal of pelagic crustaceans (saprophytic), generally localised in the mouth piece of the host. Parasite ovoid to cylindro-conical, sometime articulated and pedunculated.
Diagnosis_Species: Ellobiocystis caridarum Coutière 1911. Fixed to the host, without penetration. Sporulation observed, resulting to the formation of empty envelops, which are numerous when the host is infected. Young fixed individuals have similar size than spores (30-40 µm).
Body_trophont_length: 50 µm to 1 mm
Body_spores_length: 30-40 µm

Type species

This is the type species of the genus.

Ecology

Substrate: epizoic
Sociability_adults: gregarious
Salinity: marine

Life cycle

Reproduction_mode: asexual
Symbiont: horizontal

Feeding behaviour

Parasitism
Saprophyte

Observation site(s)

HOSTS

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Acanthephyra eximia
Coutière (1911) Les Ellobiopsidae des crevettes bathypélagiques. Bulletin Scientifique de la France et la Belgique XLV:186-206.
Acanthephyra purpurea Station i1349
Coutière (1911) Les Ellobiopsidae des crevettes bathypélagiques. Bulletin Scientifique de la France et la Belgique XLV:186-206.
Systellaspis debilis Station i1349
Coutière (1911) Les Ellobiopsidae des crevettes bathypélagiques. Bulletin Scientifique de la France et la Belgique XLV:186-206.

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