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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Haptorida: Spathidiidae

Bryophyllum sp.

Bryophyllum Family: Apex somewhat to much fan-shaped; oral region along apex, may extend ventrally (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Cytostome slit-like, situated apically on non-ciliated ridge of the body (Carey, 1992).
Genus: Body flattened, crescentic (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Species: Cell body 160 μm long when extended, 130 μm long when contracted (Kahl, 1930).
Similar genus -->> Spathidium;

Bryophyllum sp. (similar to B. armatum (Clap. u. L., 1858) 165 μm), cell body 125 μm long, μm wide, a macronuleus ellipsoidal, located at posterior half, a contractile vacuole at rear, x 200, x 400, x 640, Japan, April 1999, 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
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Bohatier, J., Iftode, F., Didier, P., Fryd-Versavel, G., 1978, Sur l'ultrastructure des genres Spathidium et Bryophyllum, ciliés Kinetophragmophora (de Puytorac et al., 1974). Protistologica 14, 189-200.

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