Nassophorea: Nassophoria: Peniculida: Urocentridae


Genus (Nitzsch): Body short, cylindrical; body cilia as two distinct girdles, and a distinct tuft at rear (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Short cocoon-shaped, constricted in the middle; ventral surface flat; two broad girdles of cilia; fused cilia at posterior end (Kudo, 1966).
Species: 50-80 μm long; unique movement (Kudo, 1966).

Urocentrum turbo, x 400, x 640, Aug. 7-13 1999, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

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