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Spirotrichea: Stichotrichida: Sporadotrichina: Oxytrichidae

Stylonychia notophora
Stokes, 1885

Stylonychia notophora Family: Frontoventral cirri scattered on forward, mid- and rear areas of ventrum.
Genus: Marginal cirri not confluent at rear; oral cavity wide, expansive; caudal cirri (usually 3) prominent (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Cell body ovoid to elongate, inflexible; large AZM supported anteriorly by a collar; two rows of marginal cirri not confluent posteriorly; strongly-developed frontoventral & transverse cirri present; three long, stiff caudal cilia; dorsal surface ornamented by short rows of cirri; two macronuclei; cyst stage recorded in some species (Carey, 1992).
8 (3 + 2 + 3) frontal, 5 ventral, 5 transverse, 3 caudal cirri.

Species: About 125 μm long (Kudo, 1966).

Stylonichia sp. (notophora ?), type A? or B?, well-fed cell 110 μm long, 47 μm wide (fed on Chlorogonium fusiforme), straved cell 90 μm long, 38 μm wide, AZM 50 μm long, 3 caudal cirri 22 μm long, x 400, Japan 199? by Y. Tsukii
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