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Spirotrichea: Stichotrichida: Spirofilidae


Spiretella Suborder: Ventral cirri as 1 or more files of varied length; linear.
Family: Cirral files spiral obliquely around body.

Genus: Body plump, with rostrum; 2 groups of ventral cirri, 1 on each side; planktonic (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Spiretella sp., cell body 160 μm long, μm wide, two cells connected by clear gelatinous excretion, x 200, x 400, Japan, 199? by Y. Tsukii
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