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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Vaginicolidae

Cothurnia annulata

Cothurnia annulata Genus (Ehrenberg, 1831): Lorica attached aborally by stalk; no operculum (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Similar to Vaginicola, but lorica stands on a short stalk; fresh or salt water (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Lorica about 55 μm high; fresh water (Kudo, 1966). Middle of cell body, a ring-like elevation.
Similar Genus ->> Thuricola; Vaginicola; Pyxicola; Platycola

Cothurnia annulata Stokes ?, lorica 50 μm long, 20 μm wide, stalk about 3 μm long, cell body 75 μm long, 12 μm wide, peristome 18 μm wide, x 640, a small pond at Kusatsu Onsen bus terminal, Kusatsu town, Gunma Pref., Japan, June 5, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Cothurnia Cothurnia
Lorica μm long, μm wide, cell body μm long, μm wide, peristome μm wide, x 640
Cothurnia Cothurnia

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