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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Vaginicolidae

Pyxicola carteri
Kent, 1881

Pyxicola carteri Genus: Lorica attached aborally by stalk; operculum attached just behind peristomal border (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Body attached posteriorly to a lorica; a discoidal corneous operculum developed beneath border of peristome (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Lorica 70 μm long (Kahl, 1930).
Similar Genus ->> Thuricola; Vaginicola; Cothurnia; Platycola

Pyxicola carteri, lorica 85 μm long, 28 μm wide, L/W=3.0, cell body 105 μm long, 14 μm wide, L/W=7.5, peristome 27 μm wide, x 640, a small pond at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro city, Hokkaido, Japan, October 13, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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