Perispira Stein, 1859 (ref. ID; 2013)
Class Kinetofragminophora: Subclass Gymnostomata: Order Haptorida: Family Spathidiidae (ref. ID; 2013)

[ref. ID; 2013]
Body shape ovoid to cylindrical. Anterior end slightly truncated bearing unciliated ridge which spirals down the body to the posterior. Oral aperture is slit-like, borne upon the apical part of the ridge. Ciliation uniform either in spiral or longitudinal kineties. Macronucleus elongate to ovoid. Single terminal contractile vacuole. Genus erected by Stein (1859).
Quote; Colin R. Curds "British and other freshwater ciliated protozoa Part I Ciliophora: Kinetofragminophora" Cambridge University Press, 1982 (ref. ID; 2013)


Perispira ovum Stein, 1859 (ref. ID; 1308, 1335, 1619, 3540) reported year? (ref. ID; 1618)
Description; Oval; spiral ridge complete turn; cytostome in the anterior end of the ridge, with a number of delicate trichites; ovoid to elongate macronucleus; a micronucleus; a terminal contractile vacuole. The ciliate was cultured bacteria-free by feeding on sterile Euglena gracilis. (ref. ID; 1618)
Measurements; Starved individuals 30-60 by 20-45 um, well-fed forms 65-120 by 50-110 um. (ref. ID; 1618)
Perispira strephosoma Stokes, 1886 (ref. ID; 1619, 3540) reported year? (ref. ID; 1618)
Syn; Trichospira cincinnata Penard, 1922 (ref. ID; 3540)
Description; Oval to cylindrical; standing water with sphagnum. (ref. ID; 1618)
Measurements; About 85 um long. (ref. ID; 1618)