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Phyllopharyngea: Cyrtophorida: Chlamydodontina: Chilodonellidae

Chilodonella cucullulus
(Müller, 1786) Kahl, 1931
Synonyms: Colpoda cucullulus, Müller, 1786, Chilodon cucullulus Calkins, 1902

Chilodonella cucullulus Genus: Cell body ovoid, with pre-oral suture skewed left to a point; ventrally flattened, dorsally convex (How to know the protozoa, 1979). With distinct postoral ? beak or unciliated field in ventral body cilia; preoral kinety complete (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Dorsal surface lacks bristles (cf. with bristles Trithigmostoma) ; central zone devoid of cilia (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trithigmostoma

Chilodonella cucullulus ?, cell body 102 μm long, 42 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Uruguay, November 1999, photo by Y. Tsukii
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