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Oligohymenophorea (formerly Nassophorea): Peniculida: Urocentridae

Urocentrum turbo

Urocentrum Genus (Nitzsch): Body short, cylindrical; body cilia as two distinct girdles, and a distinct tuft at rear (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Short cocoon-shaped, constricted in the middle; ventral surface flat; two broad girdles of cilia; fused cilia at posterior end (Kudo, 1966).
Species: 50-80 μm long; unique movement (Kudo, 1966).

Urocentrum turbo ?, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Nagatsu-gawa Shinsui Park (riverside park), Funabashi City, Chiba Pref., Japan, July 2003 by Y. Tsukii
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