Trachelostyla (track-ell-owe-style-a), a hypotrich ciliate. With a narrowed anterior end to the body, with an adoral zone of membranelles. Phase contrast micrograph. This picture was taken by David Patterson of material from Limulus-ridden sediments at Plum Island (Massachusetts USA) in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Plum Island, Massachusetts coast, USA
|Description of Trachelostyla: Sporadotrichine ciliates, Two frontoventral cirri anterior of transverse cirri; transverse cirri; caudal cirri, posterior. |