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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Vaginicolidae

Pyxicola pusilla
Wrzesniowski, 1870

Pyxicola 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: Cell body 50 μm long (Kahl, 1930).
Similar Genus ->> Thuricola; Vaginicola; Cothurnia; Platycola

Pyxicola pusilla attached on Melosira sp., cell body 50 μm long, lorica with very short 46 μm long, 25 μm wide, stalk, x 400, Japan, 1998 by Y. Tsukii
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