Lohmanniella oviformis Leegaard 1915

Lateral view (arrowheads=monokinetids, arrow=reniform macronucleus) Lugol (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 12-21 µm, width 11-20 µm .

Resting spore:

Note: It is better to study it with the help of the protargol method (Montagne & Lynn 1987)

Distinctive features:

Similar species: Leegaardiella ovalis Leegaardiella sol


Lynn, D. H. & Montagnes, D. J. S. 1988b. Taxonomic descriptions of some conspicuous species in the Strobilidiine ciliates (Ciliophora: Choreotrichida) from the Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Main. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 68: 639-658.

Montagnes, D. J. S. & D. H. Lynn, 1987. A quantitative protargol stain (QPS) for ciliates: method description and test of its quantitative nature. Mar. Microb. Food Webs. 2: 83-93.

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