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Spirotrichea: Stichotrichia: Oxtrichidae

Steinia sphagnicola
Foissner, 1989

Genus: Elongate, narrowed posteriorly to form a pointed tail; dorsoventrally flattened; AZM small, 1/4 body length; marginal cirri confluent posteriorly; two macronuclei (Carey, 1992). Body may have tail; one or more frontoventral cirri; postoral cluster of 3 cirri present (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Steinia sphagnicola Foissner, 1989, cell body 140 μm long, 55 μm wide, x 400, Japan, 199? by Y. Tsukii
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