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Heterotrichea: Heterotrichida: Spirostomatidae

Spirostomum ambiguum
Ehrenberg, 1838
Syn. Spirostomum minutus Roux, 1901

Spirostomum ambiguum Genus: Body blunt at rear; kineties spiralled when body contracts (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Species: 1-3 mm long (without expansion or attenuation); peristome 2/3 body length; macronucleus moniliform; size and the length of the peristome separate this species from S. intermedium (600 μm long , peristome1/2 the body length) (Carey, 1992).

Spirostomum ambiguum, cell body 568 μm long, 38 μm wide, peristome 368 μm long (2/3 of the body length), x 100, x 200, Omachi natural park, Ichikawa city, Chiba Pref., Japan, September 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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Spirostomum ambiguum
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Spirostomum ambiguum

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