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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Amphileptidae

Amphileptus meleagris
Ehrenberg, 1830
Syn.: Hemiophrys Wrzesniowski, 1870

Amphileptus Genus: Flask-shaped; ciliation uniform and complete; slit-like cytostome not reaching the middle of body, without trichocyst-borders; two or more macronuclei (Kudo, 1966). Many contractile vacuoles along both dorsal and ventral edges (Carey, 1992).

Amphileptus meleagris ?, cell body flattened, 229 μm long, 62 μm wide, two macronuclei spherical, 22 μm in diam., cortical layer about 2 μm in thickness, x 640, Gyoda city, Saitama Pref., Japan, Steptember 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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Amphileptus lanceolatus Dragesco, 1965: lanceolate in form; 120 μm long; pointed both anteriorly and posteriorly; no elongate neck region; trichocysts in the buccal region and also scattered throughout cytoplasm; mucocysts present; a macronucleus consisting of two spherical bodies with a intercalated micronuleus; a single contractile vacuole with satellite vacuoles (Carey, 1992).

Amphileptus inquieta (Biernacka, 1963): 170-200 μm long; with an elongate neck & rounded posterior; a row of four contractile vacuoles present laterally; two large spherical macronuclei (Carey, 1992).

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