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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Litonotidae

Loxophyllum lanceolatum
(Dragesco, 1954) Dragesco, 1960

Loxophyllum lanceolatum Genus: Ventral side with a hyaline border, reaching posterior end and bearing trichocysts; dorsal side with either similar trichocyst-border or with trichocyst-warts (Kudo, 1966).

Loxophyllum lanceolatum, cell body 74 μm long (when extended), 19 μm long (when contracted), two macronucleus, 8 μm in diam., a contractile vacuole posterior, x 400, x 640, Nasu-shiobara city (formerly Kuroiso city), Tochigi Pref., Japan, March 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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* L. lanceolatum(Dragesco, 1954) Dragesco, 1960: Cell body lanceolate or leaf-shaped, both ends pointed; 90 μm long; a flattened band appears to be absent, but very large trichocysts line the buccal region; two macronuclei with an intercalated micronucleus; two contractile vacuoles terminal; mucocysts present between the kineties (Carey, 1992).

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