Similar Genus ->> Thuricola;
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.
Cothurnia annulata Stokes ?,
cell body 67 μm long, 15 μm wide, L/W=,
peristome 18 μm wide,
lorica μm long, μm wide, L/W=, stalk about 10 μm long,
x 640, brackish water near Seaside Bitanical Garden, Himi city, Toyama Pref., Japan, August 22, 2006, by Y. Tsukii
94 μm; x 640
Cell body μm long, μm wide, L/W=,
lorica μm long, μm wide, L/W=, x 640
Images of collecting locality:
Brackish water near Seaside Botanical Garden, Himi city, Toyama Pref., Japan, August 22, 2006, by Y. Tsukii
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