Cryptophyta: Cryptomonadidae

Chilomonas paramecium

Family: Body truncate anteriorly; two anterior flagella; an oblique furrow near anterior region.
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).

Chilomonas paramecium, x 400, x 640, Uruguay Nov. 1999, photo by Yuuji Tsukii
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