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Zoothamnium niveum

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lexID:
7091 
AphiaID:
427016 
Scientific:
Zoothamnium niveum 
German:
Wimperntierchen 
English:
Cliate 
Category:
Autres 
Family tree:
Chromista (Kingdom) > Ciliophora (Phylum) > Oligohymenophorea (Class) > Sessilida (Order) > Zoothamniidae (Family) > Zoothamnium (Genus) > niveum (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ehrenberg, 1838 
Occurrence:
Atlantique Est, Australie, barrière de récif, Belize, Canaries, Floride, golfe du Mexique, littoraux européens, Méditerranée, Mer Rouge 
Size:
0.5 cm - 1.5 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 19°C 
Food:
Symbiotic community, Bacteria 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Zoothamnium abrae
  • Zoothamnium adamsi
  • Zoothamnium affine
  • Zoothamnium alternans
  • Zoothamnium arbuscula
  • Zoothamnium aselli
  • Zoothamnium asellicola
  • Zoothamnium astacicolae
  • Zoothamnium belliformum
  • Zoothamnium candelabrum
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2014-05-01 12:24:37 

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Ehrenberg, 1838

Zoothamnium niveum (Hemprich & Ehrenberg,
1831) is a giant, colonial marine ciliate from
sulfide-rich habitats. It is covered with
chemoautotrophic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria that
give a snow-white appearance to the animal. The
feather-like colonies reach a size of up to 1.5 cm
(Bauer-Nebelsick et al. 1996; Ott et al. 1998;
Clamp & Williams 2006; Rinke et al. 2006,
2007). The species has been reported from rotting
plant material in shallow water in the Red Sea,
from Florida and the Caribbean, and from Corsica
Island (western Mediterranean Sea). It is here
reported from the eastern Atlantic, from the
eastern Mediterranean Sea and from an additional
site in the western Mediterranean Sea.
Source: Dr. Peter Wirtz


Classification: Biota > Chromista (Kingdom) > Harosa (Subkingdom) > Alveolata (Infrakingdom) > Ciliophora (Phylum) > Intramacronucleata (Subphylum) > Ventrata (Infraphylum) > Oligohymenophorea (Class) > Peritrichia (Subclass) > Sessilida (Order) > Zoothamniidae (Family) > Zoothamnium (Genus)

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