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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Litonotidae

Litonotus sp.
Wrzesniowski, 1870
Syn.: Lionotus

Litonotus Genus: Flask-shaped; elongate, flattened; anterior region neck-like; cilia only on right side; without trichocyst-borders; cytostome with trichocysts; two macronuclei (Kudo, 1966).
Similar Genus ->> Loxophyllum; Amphileptus

Litonotus sp., cell body 62 μm long, μm wide, x 640, Showa-machi general park, Showa town, Saitama Pref., Japan, August 2003 by Y. Tsukii
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Litonotus Litonotus

Litonotus anguilla (Kahl, 1930) (Syn. Lionotus anguilla Kahl, 1930): Elongate with long curving neck and pointed tail; spiral contorsions; 150-160 μm long; longitudinal kineties from pole to pole not converge; a single contractile vacuole posterior; a macronucleus consisting of two parts (two mac.?) with an intercalated micronucleus (Carey, 1992).

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