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Prostomatea: Prorodontida: Prorodontidae

Prorodon sp.
Ehrenberg, 1833

Prorodon Genus: Ovoid to cylindrical; ciliation uniform; oral basket made up of double trichites which end up deep in ectoplasm; contractile vacuole terminal (Kudo, 1966). Brosse as 3 longitudinal files (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Body ellipsoidal, ovoid or cylindrical in shape; cytostome apical, circular; cytopharynx equipped with well-developed double nematodesmata; somatic ciliation uniform, kinetosomes paired; macronucleus ovoid, reniform or ellongate; as many species descriptions are insufficient, many are indistinguishable (Carey, 1992).

Prorodon sp. ? (or Uronema), cell body 78 μm long, 50 μm wide, L/W=, x 640, Hanasaki water park, Kazo city, Saitama Pref., Feburary 6, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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