Spirotrichea: Stichotrichia: Sporadotrichina: Oxytrichidae

(Sterki, 1878) Corliss, 1960

Histriculus Suborder: Ventral cirri not as distinct files, except Gastrostyla.
Family: Frontoventral cirri scattered on forward, mid- and rear areas of ventrum.

Genus: Oral cavity not wide; 2 oval macronuclei; marginal cirri confluent at rear; frontventral cirri not linear; body firm, not laterally flexible (Illustrated Guide, 1985). a large AZM at least 1/2 body length; caudal & transverse cirri present; two ovoid macronuclei (Carey, 1992).

Histriculus sp. (or Stylonychia ), Oral cavity wide but marginal cirri confluent at rear, x 400, x 640, Aug. 7-13 1999, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

Please click on images for viewing enlarged.
Copyright 1995-2008 Protist Information Server