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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Litonotidae

Litonotus cygnus
(O. F. Muller), 1776? ; (Wrzesnioski, 1870) Kahl, 1931
Syn.: Lionotus cygnus

Litonotus cygnus Genus: Flask-shaped; elongate, flattened; anterior region neck-like; cilia only on right side; without trichocyst-borders; cytostome with trichocysts; two macronuclei (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Long, thin and contractile; cell body is 200 μm long with a very long and thin neck region and pointed tail; laterally compressed; two macronuclei; a large contractile vacuole with small satellites (Carey, 1992). 500 μm long (Kahl, 1931).
Similar Genus ->> Loxophyllum; Amphileptus

Litonotus cygnus, a cell injesting prey, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 200, x 400, Japan, 1997 by Y. Tsukii
Litonotus cygnus Litonotus cygnus

Litonotus cygnus, a dividing cell, x 200, x 400, by Y. Tsukii
Litonotus cygnus Litonotus cygnus

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