Ciliate ID

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Ciliate ID

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Brightfield, 40x10

I found it in an eutrophic pond. Its seems to be squashed under the coverslip which reveals its neat anatomy.

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

It's a chlamydodontid of some kind (probably a chilodonellid, e.g. Chilodonella, Trithigmostoma, Pseudochilodonopsis). To identify it with confidence to genus level, you need to have a good view of the ventral ciliation.

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Post by bromodomain »

Thanks, it seems to fit the description well :)

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