Ciliate....Litonotus?

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Ciliate....Litonotus?

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Hello
A similar ciliated Litonotus
I observe some differences: It has two macronuclei, termination "rounder" body.
Litonotus?
Thank you
http://youtu.be/cFTLAUNrclA
Francisco

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

It is certainly not a Litonotus, or any pleurostomatid (the single, oval macronucleus and appearance of the peristome are inconsistent with that group).

I'd suggest that the peristome indicates a heterotrich, possibly a blepharismid (Parablepharisma, Blepharisma, Anigsteinia). Kahl depicts variations of Blepharisma lateritium with a similar shape: B. lateritium var. bucoviniense and B. lateritium var. botezati.

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Thanks Bruce for the interesting information
Francisco

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