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Filosea: Gromiida: Paulinellidae or Glaucophyta

Paulinella chromatophora

Paulinella Genus: Test small ovoid in shape with siliceous scales in alternating transverse rows; pseudostome terminal; cell body does not fill the test completely; nucleus posterior (Kudo, 1966).

Paulinella chromatophora, with endosymbiotic cyanobacteria, lorica 20 μm long, 15 μm wide, x 640, Shikinawa-ike (pond, near Kayoicho Park), Kasuya town, Fukuoka Pref., Japan, October 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Paulinella Paulinella Paulinella Paulinella Paulinella

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