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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 Ehrenberg, cell body about 730 μm long, 38 μm wide, x 200, x 400, Kodanuki marsh, Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka Pref., Japan, May 8, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
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