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Kinetoplastida: Bodonidae

Bodo saltans

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 saltans ?, cell body 9 μm long, 2.5, 4 μm wide, anchoring (recurrent) flagellum 26 μm long, x 640, Kasen Park, Nasu-shiobara city (formerly Kuroiso city), Tochigi Pref., Japan, September 2002 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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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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