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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Haptorida: Trachelophyllidae

Chaenea sp.
Quennerstedt, 1867

Chaenea Genus: Body not flattened; no obvious dome; body kineties slightly spiralled; often contractile (Illustrated Guide, 1985). elongate or vermiform, circular in cross-section; highly contractile; cone-like proboscis absent; always elongate; a large contractile vacuole at posterior end (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trachelophyllum; Ileonema

Chaenea sp., cell body 89 μm long, 11 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Japan, May-June 1999 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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Chaenea simulans: 250-300 μm long (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

Chaenea teres: 150 μm long (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

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