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Description of Metacineta

Body spherical to pyriform lying centrally within a distinct lorica which extends posteriorly to form a stalk-like region of variable length. The lorica is characteristically pierced by 5, 6 or 8 vertical slits through which the capitate tentacles protrude. The macronucleus is rounded and there are 1 or 2 contractile vacuoles.


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