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Heliozoea: Centrohelida

Acanthocystis turfacea
Carter, 1863

Acanthocystis turfacea Genus: Free-living; skeleton with or without coat; cuirass made of scales and of the basal part of the spicules; coat indistinguishable (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Siliceous scales arranged tangentially and radiating siliceous spines with pointed or bifurcated ends; (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Body contains zoochlorellae; long & short glassy spicules (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
Other endosymbioses

Acanthocystis turfacea, cell body spherical, μm in diam., Japan, 199? by K. Mikami
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Acanthocystis turfacea

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