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Bodo (Boe-dough) platyrhynchus Larsen and Patterson, 1990. Cells are about 5 to 9 microns long, dorso-ventrally flattened and slightly flexible. The anterior margin of the cell is flattened. Cell outline is ovoid and two flagella insert subapically. The anterior flagellum is shorter than the cell and beats stiffly from side to side. The trailing posterior flagellum is about twice the length of the cell and is acronematic. The cells glide slowly with a waggling movement, but may more rarely swim with a slow rotating movement. Rarely observed. This picture was taken by Won Je Lee using conventional photographic film using a Zeiss Axiophot microscope of material collected in marine sediments of Botany Bay (Sydney, Australia). The image description refers to material from Botany Bay. Image copyright: Won Je Lee, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Heterotrophic flagellates of Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia
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