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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Epistylididae

Epistylis sp.

Epistylis Genus: Colonial; without lorica; less than 3 turns of oral cilia; swarmer with median scopula (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Stalk not contractile; body contractile.
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Epistylis sp., cell body 62.5 μm long, 25 μm wide, x 100, x 200, x 400, Japan, May-June 1999 by Y. Tsukii
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* Epistylis hentscheli Kahl, 1935: Cell body trumpet-shaped, slightly curved; 108-234 μm long, 36-79 μm wide; peristome 50-94 μm wide; peristomal disc extends forward with slope; pellicle striated; macronucleus horseshoe-shaped (Kojima, et al., 1995).

Epistylis chrysemidis: 230-250 μm long; extra collar around peristome when expanded; cytopharynx large, deep; stalk branches dichotomously lacking myonemes; fresh water (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
Epistylis cambari: Peristome 50 μm; common on gills of crayfish (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
Epistylis niagarae: Up to 180 μm long; on western painted turtle (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
Epistylis urceolata: 160 μm long; common on larvae of Chironomus (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

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