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Spirotrichea: Stichotrichida: Oxytrichidae

Oxytricha lanceolata
Shibuya, 1930
Identified by Tadao Matsusaka at Kumamoto University

Oxytricha lanceolata Family: Frontoventral cirri scattered on forward, mid- and rear areas of ventrum.
Genus: Ellipsoid; flexible; ventral surface flattened; dorsal surface convex; 8 frontal, 5 ventral, 5 transverse, short caudal cirri (Kudo, 1966). Oral cavity not wide; macronuclei oval; marginal cirri confluent at rear; body laterally flexible (Illustrated Guide, 1985).


Oxytricha lanceolata, cell body 122 μm long, 47 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Saitama Pref., Japan, May-June 1999 by Y. Tsukii
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