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Heliozoea: Centrohelida

Pterocystis sp.
Siemensma & Rijackers, 1988

Pterocystis 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).

Pterocystis or Choanocystis ?, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Akebono-yama (mountain) Agricultural Park, Kashiwa city, Chiba Pref., Japan, November 2002 by Y. Tsukii
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Pterocystis Pterocystis

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