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Description of Spathidiidae

Haptorid ciliates with ovoid to elongate bodies; oral region anterior, usually elongate dorsoventrally (except Protospathidium); circumoral dikinetids as proliferated extensions of somatic kineties, which may not be separated after stomatogenesis and which typically exceed the number of somatic kineties; three clavate kineties.


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