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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Vaginicolidae

Vaginicola sp.

Vaginicola Family: Loricate; with or without stalk; body slender, extensible, attached in lorica aborally; macronucleus long (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Genus: Lorica attached aborally (no stalk), similar to Thuricola but lacks valve (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Lorica is vase-like, upright and attached at the end (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
Similar Genus ->> Thuricola; Pyxicola; Cothurnia; Platycola

Vaginicola sp., lorica 120 μm long, 36 μm wide, L/W=3.3, cell body μm long, μm wide, L/W=, peristome μm wide, P/W=, x 640, Onnenai, Kushiro marsh, Kushiro city, Hokkaido, Japan, October 16, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
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