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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Litonotidae

Loxophyllum niemeccense
(Stein, 1859) Kahl, 1931

Loxophyllum niemeccense 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).
Species: Cell body 130-160 μm long (Kahl, 1930).

Loxophyllum niemeccense or similarspecies, cell body 92 μm long, 33 μm wide, a single macronucleus ?, x 400, x 640, Japan, 199? by Y. Tsukii
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Loxophyllum niemeccense Loxophyllum niemeccense
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Loxophyllum niemeccense Loxophyllum niemeccense

* L. niemeccense (Stein, 1859) Kahl, 1931 (Syn. Opithsodon niemeccense Stein, 1859): Very broad, 130-160 μm long; almost ovoid in shape with central upper surface domed; a flattened band with trichocysts around entire periphery of the cell; two spherical macronuclei; a single contractile vacuole (Carey, 1992).

L. rostratum Cohn, 1866: 100-180 μm long; well-defined neck region anterior; posteriorly rounded; ventral edge sinuous; a flattened band along both sides; two ovoid macronuclei; a single contractile vacuole posterior (Carey, 1992).

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