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Strombomonas acuminataFreshwater Alga

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Phylum: Euglenozoa   Family: Euglenidae

Strombomonas acuminata  (Schmarda) Deflandre

Very similar to Euglena except they build a protective external casing called a lorica. The lorica is extremely variable and can have a pointed posterior or not. The shape also differs. Usually found in alkaline conditions

John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles