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Haptophyceae: Isochrysidales: Derepyxidaceae

Spongomonas intestinum
(Cienkowski) Kent
Syn.: Phalansterium intestinum Cienkowski

Spongomonas Family: Two long flagella, 1-2 chloroplasts and 1-2 contractile vacuoles present (Starmach, 1985).
Genus: Cell body naked, colorless (without chloroplasts), a contractile vacuole present, colony embedded in a gelatinous matrix of various shape (Starmach, 1985).
Species: colony within a gelatinous matrix straight or curved (Starmach, 1985).

Spongomonas intestinum (Cienkowski) Kent, cell body 18 μm in diam., flagella 30 μm long, x 100, x 200, x 400, x 640, Kannon-numa Forest Park (pond), Shimogo town, Fukushima Pref., Japan, June 25, 2006, collected by Eizaburo Tsukii, photo by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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