Euglena oxyuris

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Euglena oxyuris

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Euglena oxyuris is a relatively large Euglenoid, measuring 140 to 150 microns. I have never seen one swimming. In every sample I have found them in they are still, but appear to be otherwise healthy.
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Nice!

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Re: Euglena oxyuris

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Olympusman wrote:I have never seen one swimming.
They seem to be incapable of metaboly, and don't generate a lot of forward movement with that single flagellum. :) The stiffness is typical of the genus Lepocinclis, to which this species has been moved.

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Nice!

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