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Prostomatea: Prorodontida: Colepidae

Coleps spetai
Foissner, 1984
Photos and identification by Dirk Klos
Wasserwirtschaftsamt Kempten (Bavarian authority for water resources management), Germany

Coleps 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: Cell body 50-70 μm long, 35-55 μm wide; ridges of main plates distinctly crenellated and wing-like; one large spine at anterior collateral plate and four spines at rear end (Foissner et al., Ciliate-Atlas, 1994).

Coleps spetai Foissner, cell body 70 μm long, 32 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Alpsee near Füssen, Germany, August 2004 by D. Klos
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