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Description of Bicosoeca pocillum

Bicosoeca cells in which the lorica is cup-shaped or subcylindrical, rounded posteriorly, the anterior margin abruptly truncate, neither everted or constricted, varying in height from one and a half to two or three times its greatest breadth; pedicel short, rarely half as high as the lorica; cell is rounded posteriorly, the anterior margin flattened, with on one side as a broad, flattened, lip-like process, occupying from one third to one half of the cavity of the lorica; posterior retractile ligament equalling the body in length; contractile vacuole posteriorly situated; nucleus spherical, subcentral. Length of lorica 10.2 to 17 microns, cell 7.8 microns.


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