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Cryptophyceae: Cryptomonadales: Cryptomonadaceae

Chilomonas paramecium
Ehrenberg, 1832

Chilomonas Genus: Similar to Cryptomonas in general body form and structure, but colorless; without pyrenoid; "cytopharynx" (gullet) deep, lower half surrounded by granules (ejectisome/trichocyst); one contractile vacuole anterior (Kudo, 1966).
Similar genus -->> Cryptomonas; Chroomonas;

Chilomonas paramecium, cell body 22 μm long, 8 μm wide, x 640, Hanazono town, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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Chilomonas paramecium Chilomonas paramecium Chilomonas paramecium

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