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Phyllopharyngea: Cyrtophorida: Chilodonellidae


Thigmogaster Family: Anterior preoral kinetal arcs of all, body tapers at forward end.
Genus: No distinct postoral break in ventral body ciliature; right ventral body kineties curve to left, both backward and forward; body reniform (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Similar Genus -->> Trithigmostoma; Chilodonella

Thigmogaster sp. ?, cell body 54 μm long, 36 μm wide, x 400, Japan 199? by Y. Tsukii
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Thigmogaster Thigmogaster

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