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A gentle flagellate

This flagellate has two flagella of different lengths at the front. The shorter flagellum vibrates intensively and the longer one curves around the side and extends far behind the body.A diatom caught by the shorter one got free soon .


Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This flagellate belongs to genus Anisonema.

http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/PDB/Im.....

The organism is characterized by two flagella of different lengths. When it moves, the longer flagellum trails far behind the body.

Sampling Date : 08 August 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River A  Google Map

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