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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pleurostomatida: Litonotidae

Loxophyllum elegans
Dujardin, 1841

Loxophyllum 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 elegans Dujardin ?, cell body 120 μm long, 27 μm wide, longitudinal ridges conspicuous at dorsal side, x 640, Watarase river, Ashikaga city, Tochigi Pref., Japan, February 1, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
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L. elegans Wenzel, 1961: Elongate, 120-150 μm long; domed with longitudinal ridges on the upper surface; a band containing trichocysts along the ventral edge; two macronuclei; a single contractile vacuole posterior (Carey, 1992).

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