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Phyllopharyngea: Cyrtophorida: Chlamydodontina: Chilodonellidae

Trithigmostoma piscataris
Syn.: Chilodonella piscataris

Trithigmostoma Genus: Right ventral body kineties extend directly backward; left ventral body kineties complete (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Morphologicall similar to Chilodonella but possesses a row of bristles on the dorsal anterior surface; cytostome oval with a protrusable cytopharyngeal basket; many contractile vacuoles (Carey, 1992).

Species: Cell body 75 μm long (Kahl, 1930).
Similar Genus ->> Chilodonella

Trithigmostoma piscataris or Chilodonella piscataris ?, cell body 76 μm long, μm wide, dorsal bristles present, cyrtos ellipsoidal, anterior projected toward left, flattened on both sides, cyrtos straight, x 400, x 640, Tsukuba city, Ibaraki Pref., Japan, October 2000, collected by N. Kinoshita, photo by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

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