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Kinetoplastida: Bodonidae

Rhynchomomas nasuta

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 by Ehrenberg (Illustrated Guide, 1985) or Klebs (Kudo, 1966): With 1 kinetoplast; cytostome near the tip of a prominent proboscis that moves with the short anterior flagellum (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Similar to Bodo, but there is an anterior extension of body, where an anterior flagellum is embedded, the other trails; a single nucleus; fresh and salt water (Kudo, 1966).
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Rhynchomomas sp. ?, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Ogose town, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 2003 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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* Rhynchomomas nasuta (Stokes): Oval, flattened; 5-6 μm long, 2-3 μm wide; fresh water and coprozoic (Kudo, 1966).

Rhynchomomas marina (Faria, da Cunha and Pinto): salt water (Kudo, 1966).

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