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Looking for food

A ciliate is foraging on the surface of particles with a mouth at the end of its bottleneck. Its slendar body tapers at the rear end, and both front and rear are covered with dense cilia.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This organism belongs to genus Uroleptus.

Similar to Colepus, Uroleptus and some other related organisms are frequently seen in samples where other protozoa are rarely found.

Sampling Date : 09 August 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River B  Google Map

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