Identified by Chi Ling Wang
at Dept. of Nature Science Education, National Chia-Yi Teacher's College, Taiwan

Genus: Genus: Similar to Cryptomonas in general body form and structure, but colorless; without pyrenoid; "cytopharynx" (gullet) deep, lower half surrounded by granules (ejectsome/trichocyst); one contractile vacuole anterior (Kudo, 1966).
Species: 20-40 μm long (How to know the protozoa, 1979). Posteriorly narrowed; slightly bent 'dorsally'; 30-40 μm long, 10-15 μm wide; widely distributed in stagnant water (Kudo, 1966). 8-15 μm long, 4-6 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Chilomonas (paramecium ?), μm long, μm wide, x 400, x 1000, by Chi Ling Wang
50 um 100 um 150 um; x 400 : 20 um 40 um 60 um; x 1000

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