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Chrysophyceae: Ochromonadales: Ochromonadaceae
Chrysomonadida: Ochromonadidae

Spumella sp.

Spumella Genus: Similar to Ochromonas, but colourless; cells ovoid, free-swimming, or attached by a protoplasmic thread, or mutually attached to form spherical colonies; 1 contractile vacuole (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Spumella sp., cell body 8-13 μm long, 5-7 μm wide, longer flagellum about μm long, cells attached by a thin protoplasmic thread, posterior drawn out, x 400, x 640, Japan, April 1999, by Y. Tsukii
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Spumella Spumella Spumella Spumella

S. hovassei (Fiatte et Joyon) Bourrelly: One flagellum 12-15 μm long, 2nd flagellum 2.5-3 μm long, emerging from small depression in truncate anterior end; chloroplasts and eyespots absent; cell free-swimming, ovoid, 5-7 μm diam., posterior drawn out into to thin tail (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

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