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Phyllopharyngea: Suctoria: Exogenida: Podophryidae

Sphaerophrya sp.

Sphaerophrya Family: Small, spherical or pyriform trophonts; tentacles apical or evenly distributed; swarmers with broad equatorial band of cilia (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Genus: No stalk (Illustrated Guide, 1985).


Sphaerophrya sp., cell body μm long, μm wide, tentacles evenly distributed μm long, x 400, x 640, Matsumoto, Nagano Pref., Japan, May 2001, collected by N. Kinoshita, photo by Y. Tsukii
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Sphaerophrya Sphaerophrya

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