Phacus tortus (Lemmermann) Skvortsov 1928

Division     Euglenophyta
Class     Euglenophyceae
Order     Euglenales
Family    Phacaceae
Basionym     Phacus longicauda var. tortus Lemmermann

    Cells twisted slightly or one; anterior and posterior ends narrowed; broad at middle of the cell; posterior end with long tail, straight or bent slightly; cells measure 67-79 µm long and 34-42 µm broad. Pellicle with twisted striae; paramylon bodies 1-2, discoid.