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Phyllopharyngea: Cyrtophorida: Chlamydodontina: Chilodonellidae

Chilodonella cucullulus
Strand, 1928

Chilodonella cucullulus Genus: Cell body ovoid, with pre-oral suture skewed left to a point; ventrally flattened, dorsally convex (How to know the protozoa, 1979). With distinct postoral ? beak or unciliated field in ventral body cilia; preoral kinety complete (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Dorsal surface lacks bristles (cf. with bristles Trithigmostoma) ; central zone devoid of cilia (Carey, 1992).
Similar Genus ->> Trithigmostoma

Chilodonella cucullulus, cell body 76 μm long, μm wide, anterior projected toward left, flattened on both sides, cyrtos straight, x 640, Japan, 1998 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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