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).
Species: Cell body 12-16 μm long (Starmach, 1985).
* Salpingoeca fusiformis Kent, 1880: Vase-like lorica, about 15-16 μm long; cell body filling lorica; a single flagellum as long as the body; fresh water (Kudo, 1966).