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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Haptorida: Spathidiidae

Spathidium sp.
Dujardin, 1841
Syn.: Spathidiopsis Kahl, 1930

Spathidium cultiforme Genus: Body long to ovoid; apex fan-shaped; txicysts evenly distributed along edge of apex (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Body elongate, circular in cross section; antrerior obliquely truncated, surmounted by an unciliated apical ridge, which is lined with trichocysts; cytostome slit-like (Carey, 1992). Very many species (Corliss, 1979).

Spathidium sp., cell body 58 μm long, 12 μm wide, x 640, drainage ditch near Gunma Prefectural Livestock Experiment Station (Chikusan-shikenjo), Kogure, Fujimi village, Gunma Pref., Japan, April 30, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Spathidium Spathidium

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