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).
Images of collecting locality:
a pond at Izumo Shrine, Izumo city, Shimane Pref., Japan, September 22, 2006 by Y. Tsukii