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A small ciliate is foraging

Among particles at the bottom of Hirose River, a small ciliate is foraging.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This fairly small organism may be Cinetochilum margaritaceum.

It is often found in soils rich in humus (decomposing organic matter).

Sampling Date : 08 August 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River A  Google Map

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