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Description of Loxodidae

Small to very large karyorelict ciliates; body long, flat, with beak-like anterior rostrum; oral area in long ventral groove behind rostrum; oral cilia usually as dikinetids along sides of oral area with right paroral, long internal oral dikinetid file, anterior left file of dikinetids, and inverted left oral dikinetid file; MŸllerian vesicles in endoplasm.


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