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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Haptorida: Enchelyidae

Homalozoon vermiculare
Stokes, 1887

Homalozoon Genus: Body long to ovoid; cilia on 1 surface (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Long, thin, cylindrical in shape (vermiform); flattened laterally; contractile; anterior is truncated with cytostome lying along the apical edge; several contractile vacuoles along the dorsal edge (Carey, 1992).
Species: Cell body vermiform, highly contractile, up to 650 μm long, posterior pointed; macronucleus moniliform; contractile vacuole lying against dorsal ridge along the entire length of the body (Kahl, 1935).

Homalozoon vermiculare Stokes ?, algal endosymbionts present, cell body about 320 μm long, 30 μm wide, L/W=10.7, x 200 (?), x 640, Karakemi marsh, Yasaka village, Nagano Pref., Japan, November 23, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
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