Tokophrya (toke-owe-fry-a) is a suctorian ciliate (there are no cilia in the trophic form, but multiple elongate mouths usually referred to as arms). The arms are arranged in groups (here a cluster to each side, but none across the middle). Attached to the substrate by a stalk. Phase contrast. This picture taken by D. J. Patterson. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Katz laboratory, cultures and isolates
|Description of Tokophrya: Suctorian ciliates, tentacles in fascicles, emerging from distal, bulbous processes; with stalk. |