Life cycle of the suctorian ciliate Ephelota plana attached to the krill Euphausia pacifica
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The hypothesis that life cycle of an epibiotic suctorian ciliate Ephelota plana is adapted to the molt cycle of the krill Euphausia pacifica collected in Saanich Inlet, Canada was evaluated. The infestation prevalence of E. plana and the number of individuals attached increased from postmolt stage to premolt stage of E. pacifica, and concurrently cell growth of E. plana was observed. Budding individuals of E. plana first appeared at early premolt stage and increased to 21% at late premolt stage. Thus the life cycle of E. plana seems to be adapted to the molt cycle of E. pacifica.
© The Author(s), 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here under a nonexclusive, irrevocable, paid-up, worldwide license granted to WHOI. It is made available for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 486 (2017): 368-372, doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2016.11.003.
Suggested CitationPreprint: Endo, Yoshinari, Fujii, Daiki, Nishitani, Goh, Wiebe, Peter, "Life cycle of the suctorian ciliate Ephelota plana attached to the krill Euphausia pacifica", 2016-11, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.11.003, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/8686
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