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Litostomatea: Haptoria: Pharyngophorida: Tracheliidae

Schrank, 1803

Trachelius Genus: Body oval to round, rear rounded; 1 proboscis (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Round cytostome at base of neck; contractile vacuoles many (Kudo, 1966).

Trachelius sp., cell body 250 μm long, 85 μm wide, x 200, x 400, Japan, 1997 by Y. Tsukii
ovum small variety ?; but the shape of cytostome and the size of contractile vacuoles are different from those of ovum
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Trachelius Trachelius
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Trachelius Trachelius Trachelius

T. ovum Ehrenberg, 1833: 200-400 μm long; ellipsoid body; cytoplasm much vesiculated, granular, in bands; many water expelling (contractile) vacuoles (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

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