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Euglenida: Sphenomonadida
Euglenophyta: Sphenomonadales: Petalomonadaceae

Petalomonas
Stein

Genus: Only 1 emergent flagellum; locomotory flagellum directed anteriorly, straight, during swimming; colourless, phagotrophic; no eyespot; rigid, solitary, ovoid, usually flat, with several keels; freshwater (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Oval or pyriform; not plastic; pellicle often with straight or spiral furrow; a single flagellum; many species (Kudo, 1966).

P. bicarinata
2 clips
cell 24 μm
flag. 30-35 μm
or P. dorsalis ?
Japan, 1998

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