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Euglenophyceae: Rhabdomonadales

Rhabdomonas intermedia

Rhabdomonas intermedia Genus: Emergent flagellum mobile throughout its length during swimming; colourless; no eyespot; cell body rigid; cylindrical, not flattened; canal opening subapical; paramylon and lipid abundant; fresh water (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Body rigid, cylindrical, more or less arched; pellicle longitudinally ridged; a flagellum at apex (Kudo, 1966).
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Rhabdomonas intermedia, cell body 22-26 μm long, 8-12 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Japan, 199? by Y. Tsukii
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Rhabdomonas Rhabdomonas Rhabdomonas

Rhabdomonas incurva: Banana-shaped; longitudinal ridges; flagellum as long as cell body; 15-25 μm long, 7-8 μm wide (Hall, 1923), 13-15 μm long, 5-7 μm wide (Hollande, 1952); standing water (Kudo, 1966).

Rhabdomonas costata (Korschikoff) Pringsheim: Body curved, cylindrical, 25-30 μm long, 7-10 μm wide, emergent flagellum 10-20 μm long; large Golgi bodies just posterior to reservoir; lipid droplets in tail region (Illstrated Guide, 1985).

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