Pteridomonas pulex Penard Cells spherical, usually broader than the length, in optical profiles heart to kindney-shaped, 6-12 microns long. Stalk is long and thin. Nucleus is in central. Flagellum is 3-4 times the cell length. 12-18 pseudopodia arise at the base of the flagellum and surround the anterior end of the cell. This is one of about 700 species of heterotrophic flagellates reported from marine environments. This information has been compiled by Won Je Lee (then of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, A Image copyright: Won-Je Lee, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Heterotrophic flagellates of marine habitats
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