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Acineta tuberosa

The genus Acineta can have various lorica shapes. It is an epiphyte. The stalks are missing in these photos.The bulbous tips on the tentacles can help in identification of this genus. Sample of neuston from tidal marsh collected from Muddy Creek following heavy rains from hurricane Jeanne in September 2004. See Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa Vol.1 in Taxonomic References.