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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pharyngophorida: Tracheliidae

Dileptus sp.
(Stokes, 1886) Kahl, 1931

Dileptus monilatus 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: Elongate; 700 μm long; no separate tail region; macronucleus moniliform; contractile vacuoles line the dorsal surface and extend right to the tip of the neck region (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trachelius; Paradileptus;

Dileptus sp. (monilatus ?), cell body about 800 μm long, 70 μm wide, tail short nearly absent, x 100, x 200, x 400, standing water on road, Akao, Sakado city, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 18, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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