Records of Marine Interstitial Hymenostomatid Ciliates from the Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, Saudi Arabia
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Sediment samples were collected at low tide from various localities of Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary in the Arabian Gulf during 1996-1997 for the study of the marine interstitial ciliate fauna of the Sanctuary. Eleven species belonging to the genus Frontonia (Order: Hymenostomatida) were identified, 7 of which represent new records of the fauna of the Arabian Gulf and of Saudi Arabia. The distribution of each species was compared to those in similar habitats worldwide .