Genus: With a vase-like chitinous lorica to which stalked or stalkless organism is attached; fresh or salt water; numerous species (Kudo, 1966). Transparent; ovoid; collar indistinct; in lorica (How to know the protozoa, 1979). Solitary or colonial; with firm lorica (theca) as a cup or tube; protoplast with 1 anterior flagellum encircled laterally by well-developed collar; contractile vacuoles posterior in fresh water species (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
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lorica 60 μm
lorica 42 μm
lorica 15 x 4 μm