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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pharyngophorida: Tracheliidae

Dileptus gabonensis
Dragesco, 1960

Dileptus gabonensis 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; both neck and tail region elongate and flexible; macronucleus in two sausage-shaped; a single contractile vacuole posterior (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trachelius; Paradileptus;

Dileptus gabonensis, cell body 238 μm long, μm wide, proboscis shorter (less than 1/3) than half of the body length, Mac. consists of 2 subnuclei, x 400, Shirakawa, Fukushima Pref., Japan, October 1999, collected by H. Shiomizu, photo by Y. Tsukii
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