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Spirotrichea (formerly Karyorelictea): Protocruziida

Protocruzia sp.
de Faria, da Cunha and Pinto, 1922

Protocruzia Genus: Ovoid to elongate; dorsal surface has reduced somatic ciliation; ventral with well developed kineties; peristome apical, 1/3 of the body length; buccal ciliation massively developed; a single macronucleus (Carey, 1992). Peristome leads directly into cytostome; covex left side not ciliated ?, but bears bristles; flat right side ? with 3-5 ciliary rows; perstome begins at pointed anterior end, 1/3 of the body length; macronucleus simple; contractile vacuole subterminal (Kudo, 1966).

Protocruzia sp. ?, cell body 25 μm long, 15 μm wide, cytostome 6 μm long, x 400, x 640, Uruguay, November 1999, photo by Y. Tsukii
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