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Colpodea: Cyrtolophosidida: Cyrtolophosididae

Cyrtolophosis sp.
Stokes, 1885

Cyrtolophosis Genus: Ovoid, inhabiting a mucilaginous sac or lorica; vestibulum large and shallow, occupying 1/3 of ventral surface; on the right of the vestibulum lie a short row of long curved cilia; a macronucleus; contractile vacuole subterminal (Carey, 1992).

Cyrtolophosis sp., cell body 34 μm long, 9 μm wide, cytostome 7 μm long, x 400, x 640, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., August 7-13, 1999, by Y. Tsukii
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Cyrtolophosis Cyrtolophosis

C. mucicola Stokes, 1885: 28 μm long; vestibulum large and shallow; a macronucleus central; a contractile vacuole subterminal; inhabiting a mucilaginous lorica (Carey, 1992). Only one contractile vacuole subterminal; length of cell < 40 μm; elongated cilia at anterior end; lives in dwelling-tube; cell body ellipsoid (Foissner, 1993).

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