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Oligohymenophorea: Hymenostomatia: Scuticociliatida: Pleuronematina: Pleuronematidae

Pleuronema sp.
Dujardin, 1836

Pleuronema Family: Paoral membrane prominent, may be large and may project stiffly (Carey, 1992).
Genus: Ovoid to ellipsoid; peristome begins at anterior end and extends for 2/3 the body length; a conspicuous membrane at both edges; one to many posterior stiff sensory cilia (Kudo, 1966). Swimming as leaping movement.

Similar Genus ->> Uronema; Cyclidium

Pleuronema sp., cell body 30 μm long, 14 μm wide, x 640, Koraku-en, Okayama city, Okayama Pref., Japan, November 2002 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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