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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pharyngophorida: Tracheliidae

Dileptus aculeatus
Dragesco, 1960

Dileptus aculeatus Genus: Body long, rear usually pointed (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Elogate; snout or neck-like prolongation (proboscis) conspicuous; contractile vacuoles two or more (Kudo, 1966). Contractile vacuoles usually lie in a row along the dorsal surface (Carey, 1992).
Species: 300 μm long, with a long sharply pointed tail; four large rectangular macronuclei; interkinetal mucocysts present in large numbers; a row of contractile vacuoles lying against dorsal surface (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trachelius; Paradileptus;

Dileptus aculeatus Dragesco, cell body μm long, μm wide, L/W=, x 640, No.4, Omine-numa (pond/marsh), Omine, Minakami town (formerly Tsukiyono town), Gunma Pref., Japan, October 21, 2007 by Y. Tsukii
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