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Euglenophyceae: Euglenales
Mastigophora: Euglenida

Trachelomonas armata
var. steinii Lemmermann

Genus: Euglenas in a close fitting lorica; a single long flagellum extends through small opening; lorica with or without short collar; yellow to brown (How to know the protozoa, 1979). Lorica often possesses numerous spines, composed of ferric hydroxide impregnated with brown manganic compound (Kudo, 1966).
Species: 30-60 μm long, Spines around rim of collar, also on rear 1/4 of lorica, fresh water (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

Trachelomonas armata (Ehrenberg) Stein var. steinii (or var. longispina (Playfair) Deflandre ?), lorica 40 μm long, x 400, x 640, Japan 1998 by Y. Tsukii

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