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Kinetoplastida: Bodonidae

Bodo sp.

Bodo Genus: Small, ovoid, but plastic; cytostome anterior; encystment common (Kudo, 1966). Cytostome at the tip of a short rostrum which is ventral or tateral to the flagellar pocket (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Bodo ?, cell body 7 μm long, 3.5 μm wide, x 640, Mizuko-kaizuka park, Fujimi city, Saitama Pref., Japan, May 9, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

B. caudatus Dujardin: Highly flattened; usually tapering posteriorly; 11-22 μm long, 5-10 μm wide; anterior flagellum about body length; trailing (recurrent) flagellum longer; blepharoplast (Kudo, 1966).

B. edax Klebs: Pyriform with bluntly pointed ends; 11-15 μm long, 5-7 μm wide (Kudo, 1966). Ovoid; common in stagnant waters and plast infusions (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

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