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Chrysophyceae: Ochromonadales: Dynobryonaceae

Stokesiella epipyxis

Stokesiella Family: With two unequal flagella; no pellicle and plastic; with or without a delicate test; solitary or colonial; free swimming or attached (Kudo, 1966).
Genus: Cells attached by a cytoplasmic thread to a stalked vase-like lorica; two contractile vacuoles (Kudo, 1966).
Similar genus --> > Bicoeca (Bicosoeca) (Mastigophora, Bicosoecida); Diploeca (Mastigophora, Choanoflagellida, Salpingoecidae)

Stokesiella epipyxis ?, cell body 7 μm long, cytoplasmic thread 6 μm long, lorica 13 μm long, stalk μm long, very long flagellum 36 μm long x 400, x 640, Shirakawa, Fukushima Pref., Japan, October 1999, collected by H. Shiomizu, photo by Y. Tsukii

scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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