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Heliozoea: Desmothoracida

Clathrulina elegans
Cienkowski, 1867 (Page & Siemensma, 1991; Illustrated guide, 2000)

Clathrulina elegans Genus: Body fills porous siliceous envelope, a pseudopodium (axopodium) through each pore; on a stalk (How to know the protozoa, 1979). Organic capsule with polygonal pores; cell body near the capsule; colonial or single (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Similar genus -->> Hedriocystis;

Clathrulina elegans Cienkowski, porous capsule 40 μm in diam. (right), x 640, a small pond near Yamaguchi university, Yamaguchi city, Yamaguchi Pref., November 21, 2004, by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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C. elegans Leidy: Filopodia in early stages later become axopodial after skeleton is formed; on a stalk 150-200 μm tall; fresh water (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

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