Ventral view of Uroleptus piscis (MUELLER,1773) EHRENBERG,1831.Collected from a eutrophic freshwater pond in Boise,Idaho.DIC. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
|Description of Uroleptus piscis: Urostylid ciliate, up to 400 micrometres long. Body fusiform; wider in the middle, tapering in the posterior to a short, bluntly pointed tail, curved to the right. Peristome about 1/4 as long as the body. Midventral cirri in typical zig-zag pattern. Marginal cirri at left and right. Frontal cirri well-developed. Transverse cirri usually described as present, but may be difficult to detect. Macronucleus in 2 ovoid parts. Contractile vacuole slightly behind the peristome, on the left side.