Aspidisca lynceus as illustrated in Shen & Zhang (1990) Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota, China Architecture and Building Press. This image was taken with permission from Modern Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota written by Shen Yunfen, Zhang Zongshe and colleagues, and published by China Architecture and Building Press in 1990. Image copyright: China Architecture and Building Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Protozoan biomonitors in China
|Description of Aspidisca lynceus: A small, ovoid hypotrich with a straight left border. The body has a smooth outline and is up to 50 microns long. The dorsal surface is without ornamentation. The seven frontoventral cirri occur in the 'lynceus' arrangement. There are five transverse cirri. A distinctive spike-like projection may separate the extreme left pair of transverse cirri. The macronucleus is horseshoe-shaped. |