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Prostomatea: Prorodontida: Colepidae

Coleps hirtus
Nitzsch, 1827

Genus: Body form barrel-shaped; with regularly arranged ectoplasmic plates; cytostome at anterior end, surrounded by slightly longer cilia; often spinous projection at or near posterior end; one or more long caudal cilia (Kudo, 1966).
Species: 40-65 μm long; 15-20 rows of platelets; three spines (Kudo, 1966). 60 μm long, only two (?) posterior spines (How to know the protozoa, 1979).


Coleps hirtus Nitzsch ?, cell body μm long, μm wide, Japan, 1999 by Y. Tsukii


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