On Some Tintinnids (Protozoa : Ciliata)From The Strait Of Hormoz And The United Arab Emirates Waters
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An examination of plankton samples collected from the oceanic waters of the Strait of Hormoz and the UAE inshore and offshore waters revealed the presence of a diverse community of planktonic Tintinnida (Protozoa). 38 tintinnid species belonging to 10 families and 16 different genera are described and illustrated in the present paper. Most of the species described arc known from warm or tropical waters, however, some arc cosmopolitan, while a few are cold water inhabitants.