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Oligohymenophorea: Hymenostomatia: Scuticociliatida: Philasterina: Uronematidae

Cyclidium sp.
Müller, 1786

Cyclidium Genus: Small, 15-60 μm long; with a caudal cilium; on the right edge of peristome occurs a membrane which forms a pocket around cytostomal groove; contractile vacuole posterior (Kudo, 1966). Ovoid body with flattened anterior cap; long peristome with large, undulatory membrane, extended in feeding, one long caudal cilium (How to know the protozoa, 1979). No somatic cilia at the anterior apex; no cilia around the posterior where a single, long caudal cilium usually merges; buccal ciliature proportionally smaller in comparison to Pleuronema (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Uronema; Pleuronema

Cyclidium glaucoma Müller, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Sugaya (near Sekichu), Ageo city, Saitama Pref., Japan, March 2003 by Y. Tsukii
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