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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Haptorida: Spathidiidae

Spathidium spathula
O. F. Müller, 1786 - Woodruff & Spencer 1922

Spathidium 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).
Species: Cell body 100 μm long ? (Kahl, 1930).

Spathidium spathula ?, cell body 240 μm long, 95 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Sakitama-kofun park (Sakitama tumuli park), Gyoda city, Saitama Pref., Japan, October 17, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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