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Spirotrichea (formerly Heterotrichea): Phacodiniida: Phacodiniidae

Phacodinium metchnicoffi
Certes, 1891
Syn.: Conchophthirius metchnicoffi: Phacodinium muscorum Prowazek, 1900

Phacodinium Order/Family: Body ovoid, laterally compressed; body kineties of linear or loose groups of hexagonally-packed polykinetids; edaphic (Illustrated Guide, 1985).


Phacodinium metchnicoffi (or Blepharisma ?), cell body 96 μm long, 49 μm wide, macronucleus spherical, 15 μm in diam., peristome 2/3 of the body length, 65 μm long (or 85 μm along AZM = adoral zone of membranelle), a contractile vacuole posterior, x 400, x 640, Saitama Pref., Japan, May-June 1999 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400
Phacodinium Phacodinium
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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