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Body moderately elongate, spindle-shaped, very slightly compressed laterally. Lorica very thin and flexible; foot fairly long, stout and conical, small tail. Toes short, very slender, slightly decurved and taper gradually to very acute tips. Corona decidedly oblique and somewhat convex without projecting lips. Trophus type A: fulcrum slightly expanded posteriorly, manubria slender, rodlike and not crotched. Gastric glands small; eyespot frontal and double, the two spheres rather wide apart. No RCO; dorsal antenna is unusually far back on the head. Total length 160-165 µm, toes 28-30 µm.

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© Leasi, Francesca

Source: Marine Rotifera

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