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Kinetoplastida: Bodonidae


Family: With two flagella; one directed anteriorly and the other posteriorly and trailing (recurrent flagellum); flagella orininate in anterior end; one to several contractile vacuoles (Kudo, 1966).
Genus: Body small, rigid; ventral furrow conspicuous, wide at anterior end; one flagellum arises from anterior end and the other from middle of body; fresh water (Kudo, 1966).
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Colponema sp. (?), cell body 21 μm long, 15 μm wide, x 400, Japan, 199? by Y. Tsukii
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C. loxodes Stein: 18-30 μm long, 14 μm wide; cytoplasm with refractile golbules (Kudo, 1966).

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