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Heterotrichea: Heterotrichida: Spirostomatidae

Spirostomum teres
Claparède & Lachmann, 1859

Spirostomum teres Genus: Body blunt at rear; kineties spiralled when body contracts (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Species: 300 μm long; no expansion or attenuation of the body (?); peristome 1/2 body length; simple ovoid macronucleus; (Carey, 1992). 150-400 μm long; with one, oval macronucleus (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

Spirostomum teres, cell body 520 μm long, 50 μm wide, peristome 146 μm long (about 1/4 of the body length), x 400, x 640, Omachi natural park, Ichikawa city, Chiba Pref., Japan, September 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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