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Oligohymenophorea (formerly Nassophorea): Peniculida: Frontoniina: Frontoniidae

Frontonia sp.

Frontonia Genus: Postoral kineties usually to left of oral poykinetids (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Left edge is more curved than right edge; cytopharynx with numerous strong fibrils; ectoplasm with numerous fusiform trichocysts; macronucleus oval; one to several micronulei (Kudo, 1966).
Similar Genus --> Disematostoma

Frontonia sp. (F. fusca (Quennerstedt 1869) ?), cell body 145 μm long, 60 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Shirakawa, Fukushima Pref., Japan, October 1999, collected by H. Shiomizu, photo by Y. Tsukii
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Frontonia elliptica Beardsley, 1902: Cell body 150-200 μm long; macronucleus ovoid, with a single micronucleus large, ovoid in shape; two contractile vacuoles present (Kahl, 1930).

Frontonia fusca (Quennerstedt 1869): Cell body 150-200 μm long; macronucleus ovoid, with a small micronucleu; a single contractile vacuole located at posterior half of the cell body (Kahl, 1930).

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