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Heliozoea: Centrohelida

Choanocystis sp.
Hertwig & Lesser
Syn.: Acanthocystis

Choanocystis Genus: Free-living; skeleton with or without coat; cuirass made of scales and of the basal part of the spicules; coat indistinguishable (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Siliceous scales arranged tangentially and radiating siliceous spines with pointed or bifurcated ends; (Kudo, 1966).

Choanocystis sp., cell body spherical, 25 μm in diam., axopodia up to 30 μm long, spines up to 6 μm long, x 640, Omoi river, Oyama city, Tochigi Pref., Japan, February 8, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Choanocystis Choanocystis Choanocystis

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