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Nassophorea: Nassulida: Nassulina: Nassulidae

Nassula aurea
Ehrenberg, 1833
->> Obertrumia aurea (Ehrenberg, 1833) Foissner, 1987

Nassula Family: Body ellipsoidal, uniformly ciliated; hypostomial frange short; prominent cytopharyngeal apparatus (Carey, 1992).
Genus: Oral aperture small, oval (Carey, 1992).

Species: Cell body ovoid or ellipsoidal, 250 μm long; frange reduced; cytopharyngeal basket long; a single contractile vacuole (Carey, 1992).
Similar species --> Paranassula

Nassula sp., cell body 203 μm long, 115 μm wide, L/W= 1.8, cyrtos 12 μm in diam., trichocysts absent, x 400, x 640, Bessho-numa, Saitama Pref., Japan, June 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Nassula Nassula Nassula
Contractile vacuole and its pore
Nassula Nassula
x 400
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Nassula parva Kahl, 1928: Small, ovoid with large cytopharyngeal basket; 60 μm long; a spherical macronucleus; single contractile vacuole in mid-body region; details of range and suture not given (Carey, 1992).

Nassula rubens Perty, 1852: Small, ellipsoidal; 50-70 μm long; long cytopharyngeal basket; single contractile vacuole; single macronucleus; many trichocysts (Carey, 1992).

Nassula citrea Kahl, 1931: Ovoid or ellipsoidal, anterior not expanded; 70-90 μm long; frange equipped with long membranelles; cytopharyngeal appratus unremarkable; single contractile vacuole; single ovoid macronucelus (Carey, 1992).

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