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Title: Lecudinidae  
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Subject: Apicomplexa, Alveolata, Stieda body, Hepatocystis hipposideri, Hepatocystis bainae
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Lecudinidae is a family of parasitic protozoa of the phylum Apicomplexia.


  • Taxonomy 1
  • History 2
  • Description 3
  • References 4


There are about 35 genera in this family.


The family was created by Kamm in 1922.


The gamont has a truncated anterior mucron.

The spherical to ovoid nucleus is located in anterior third of the body. It has a central nucleolus.

Syzygy is lateral and often involves multiple associations.

These organisms move by gliding.


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